Zion's Trumpet: 1856-57 Welsh Mormon Periodical

by Ronald D. Dennis

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During 1856 and 1857, fifty-two issues of Udgorn Seion (Zion's Trumpet) were published to deliver guidance and information to the Latter-day Saints all over Wales from their leaders in Swansea. Emigration was the principal focus of the first few 1856 issues. Today these publications give us a glimpse into the lives of the Welsh Saints, five hundred of whom set sail on the S. Curling in April of that year. Half of this group then crossed the plains with the Edward Bunker handcart company.

Daniel Daniels, the new editor of the periodical, was pleased to publish periodic reports from his predecessor Dan Jones about the emigration. During his second year as editor of Zion's Trumpet, a worried Daniels also published reports about Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston's Utah Expedition, which was advancing toward Salt Lake City, where his wife and children lived.

Continuing the "facsimile translation" format of the previous eight volumes, translator and editor Ronald D. Dennis maintains the format and character of the original Welsh publication, giving readers a fascinating look into this little-known period of Church history.

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Size6 x 9
PublishedRSC BYU 2017

About the Author

Ronald D. Dennis

After thirty-five years of teaching Welsh and Portuguese at Brigham Young University, Ronald D. Dennis is now happily retired, and resides in Provo, Utah, with his wife, Grace Marie. Much of Professor Dennis's forty years of research on the history of the Latter-day Saints in Wales is now available on the Internet at http://welshmormonhistory.org.

Professor Dennis's other publications include The Call of Zion: The Story of the First Welsh Mormon Emigration; Welsh Mormon Writing from 1844 to 1862; A Historical Bibliography; Prophet of the Jubile; Zion's Trumpet: 1849 Welsh Mormon Periodical; and Defending the Faith: Early Welsh Missionary Publications. He also wrote and privately published Indefatigable Veteran: History and Biography of Abel Evans, a Welsh Mormon Elder.

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