Diary of Henry Rampton (September 1853 to November 1878) MS6080
- Henry’s original personal diary was a soft bound book and was written in his own hand. It is in the possession of and has been microfilmed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and can be found in the Church Historical Department, Call No MS 6080 as well as in this section. (Courtesy of the Church History Library, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Missionary Diary of Henry Rampton (January 1879 to July 1880)
- While on his mission to England, Henry kept a day-to-day diary of his life as a missionary. This diary was written in a soft bound book similar to the one he used for his personal diary. Martha Mildred Rampton Stewart (deceased), granddaughter of Henry Rampton and daughter of Malcolm M. Rampton, graciously shared her copy with the Henry Rampton Family Association. Her nephew, Richard Smuin (deceased), carefully photographed each page of the journal. We are most appreciative of Mildred’s generosity and of Richard’s dedication in preserving and sharing this record with all of our family members.
Henry Rampton’s mission to England (January 1879 to July 1880) gave him the opportunity to see his family; and his mission president encouraged him to spend a good deal of time with them in the hope that they might accept the gospel of Christ. In this area he was not successful, but Henry did make many close friends among the English people and among the missionaries who served with him.
- While on his mission he also carried a small pocket notebook. Henry carried this notebook with him as he traveled about to keep track of his day to day dealings with members, missionary contacts, and money matters.