Rare Wall Map Tracing Movements of Pioneer Mormons Before 1850
Detailed wall map of most of the United States, detailing the routes and encampments of the Mormon pioneers across the west, Zion's Camp (Joseph and Hyrum's respective divisions) and the Mormon Battalion, compiled by A. William Lund in Salt Lake City.
Lund's map meticulously marks the routes of the two groups by the dates during which each crossed the through the Transmississippi West. The map also locates early Mormon settlements in the west with the names of their founders.
At the bottom, an index provides additional information, including:
- The first baptism
- Dates and founding members of the Church
- Important places in the church, with short descriptions (Colesville, Carthage, Fayette, Far West, Harmony, Independence, Kirtland),
- The Missions, dates of their founding and their founders
- Mormon Newspapers with first date of publication
- List of languages of the Book of Mormon
- LDS Temples as of 1928
- List of Church Presidents
- The names of the members of the first fourteen companies to enter the Salt Lake Valley.
The map includes smaller inset maps of Wayne and Ontario counties, showing important locations in early Church history and an inset map of the Mormon Trail from Evanston to Salt Lake.
This is the first time we have seen the map. OCLC locates 3 example (University of Utah, BYU and the LDS Church Library).
A. William Lund, son of church historian Anthon H. Lund, served a mission to Great Britain from 1906 to 1908
On September 21, 1908, he began working with his father in the Church Historian’s Office. At the time, Anthon Lund was second counselor in the first presidency as well as church historian and recorder. On April 9, 1911, he became assistant church historian, a position he remained in for most of his life.
Lund undertook several publishing projects, including a map showing church trails in the United States and the reprinting of William Clayton’s Latter-day Saints’ Emigrants’ Guide.
Lund served as president of the British Mission from 1928 to 1932. Later, he served as a director of the Genealogical Society of Utah and as a member of the Deseret Sunday School Union general board.