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Restless Pilgrim: Andrew Jenson's Quest for Latter-day Saint History
by Reid L. Neilson and Scott D. Marianno
University of Illinois Press, 2022
Cloth: 978-0-252-04422-9 | Paper: 978-0-252-08626-7 | eISBN: 978-0-252-05318-4
Library of Congress Classification BX8695.J46
Dewey Decimal Classification 289.3092

Andrew Jenson undertook a lifelong quest to render the LDS historical record complete and comprehensive. As Assistant Church Historian of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jenson tirelessly carried out his office's archival mission and advocated for fixed recordkeeping to become a duty for Latter-day Saints. Reid L. Neilson and Scott D. Marianno offer a new in-depth study of Jenson's long life and career. Their account follows Jenson from his arrival as a Danish immigrant to 1860s Utah through trips around the world to secure documents from far-flung missions, and on to his public life as a newspaper columnist and interpreter of LDS history. Throughout, Jenson emerges as a figure dedicated to the belief that recorded history united past and present Latter-day Saints in heaven and on earth--and for all eternity.

Engaging and informed, Restless Pilgrim is a groundbreaking study of an important figure in Latter-day Saint intellectual life during a transformative era in Church history.

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