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    Richard Ballantyne

    East Indian

    • Called: 28 August 1852
    • Departed From Field: 25 July 1854
    • Arrived In Field: 26 April 1853
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Notes: Appointed to serve in Hindostan during a conference.

    Salt Lake City, Utah

    • September 1855–May 1857
    • Age Called: Unknown
    • Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Called: September 1855
    • Released: May 1857
    • Mission type: Other
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Notes: Appointed by Brigham Young to a Home Mission to "preach to the Saints in the well-remembered Reformation." He was appointed immediately after his return from India and England.

    Stories and Documents

    Richard Ballantyne papers, 1852-1896, Church History Library.

    Includes account of his experiences as a missionary in India.

    Missionary Reports, 1831-1900, Church History Library.

    Letter dated 22 September 1853 reporting on his missionary efforts in India. Includes a copy in his handwriting and one rewritten at the Historian's Office.

    East India Mission history, 1849-1914, Church History Library.

    See the index in part 1 for entries on his service.

    "Arrivals," The Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star, 16, no. 52 (30 December 1854): 822.

    Notes his arrival in England as he returned home from his mission in India.

    "Richard Ballantyne," Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel.

    He led a company in 1855 as he returned from his mission to India.

    Temple Records Index Bureau, comp., Nauvoo Temple endowment register: 10 December 1845 to 8 February 1846 (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1974), 78.

    Copies available at the Church History and Family History Libraries.