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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.