Hans Christian Sørenson diaries
L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Hans Christian Sørenson diaries (MSS SC 2502). This collections includes five handwritten diaries and notebooks kept in English while Sørensen served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sørensen was a native of Denmark and spent most of his time working in that country. Sørensen writes of his daily activities and about the condition of The Church of Jesus Christ in Denmark. Dated 1887-1889.
Hans Christian Sørensen was born on November 30, 1864, in Dostrup, Aalborg, Denmark to Mads Sørensen and Kirsten Larsen. He was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on September 2, 1875. He married Miranda Esplin and they had five children together. While living in Orderville, Utah, Hans was called as a missionary for the Church in May 1887 and served in the Scandinavian Mission, primarily in Denmark. He became bishop of the Mt. Carmel Ward in 1900. Hans Christian Sørensen died on April 3, 1925 in Orderville, Utah.