The S. Marsena Foster diaries (1902-1907) are written in five notebooks. Four of these discuss the story of his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico City and the surrounding cities and country. Another contains the account of his trip to Mexico and the names and addresses of his correspondents.
The Antoine R. Ivins papers (1878-1978) consists of a typescript of a diary which Ivins kept while president of the Mexican Mission of the LDS Church from 1931 to 1933. Included are telegrams, clippings, and letters that are often commented on in corresponding entries or on which Ivins typed comments. The diary comments on Ivins' interactions with other LDS Church officials, his trips to various cities within the Mexican Mission (in Mexico and the southwestern United States), and practical details of his activities.Also included are Mormon Church certificates and some business correspondence and notes related to the management of the sugar plantation in Hawaii. Antoine R. Ivins was the son of Anthony Woodward Ivins. He was manager of the LDS Church's sugar plantation in Laie, Oahu, Hawaii (1921-1931) and president of the LDS Mexican Mission (1931-1933).