The purpose of this writing is to present a biography of George Reynolds from 1842 through 1872. This study was made using the historical approach of doing research. The primary sources were the "Journal of George Reynolds" in six volumes and personal interviews with his living descendants. Other unpublished documents were discovered, such as copies of letters and short sketches, and were used in the writing.
This biography is principally limited to a study of the first thirty years of the life of George Reynolds. It includes his early life, conversion, and first mission; his service as mission secretary and emigration clerk for the European Mission; his own emigration to Utah and his early life there; his second mission to England when he was acting president of the European Mission; and a summary of the later years of his life and accomplishments.
The appendixes are accumulated data on his ancestors, his own immediate family, his three wives, and his thirty-two children.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hardy, Grant R., "George Reynolds: The Early Years" (1971). Theses and Dissertations. 4758.
George Reynolds, 1842-1909, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, History, 19th century, Mormon Church, Missions, Europe