Mormon in Motion : The Life and Journals of James H. Hart 1825-1906 in England, France, and America
Salt Lake City
James Henry Hart diary located on p. 23-118. Indexed. Original journal is in the possession of the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. 19 February 1851 to 19 February 1854. Hart serves as a missionary near Birmingham, England. He joins the French mission and has an article published in the Jersey Chronicle. Hart and other Mormon missionaries face considerable opposition from the French clergy and are stoned. A woman in St. Aubin sees Hart in a vision. He briefly records his diary in French. He preaches in Havre and goes to Paris for a conference with John Taylor. Hart travels around France, preaching the gospel and records several descriptions of Catholic ceremonies and churches. John Hyde falsely accuses Hart of mismanaging the Havre Branch. Hart marries Emily Ellingham and becomes the First councilor in the French Mission. President Andrew L. Lamoreaux and Hart have a falling out, with Lamoreaux not contacting Hart for two months, and are reconciled. His wife miscarries and Hart goes to England to prepare passage to America.