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    Rufus Kay Hardy

    Australasian

    • Set Apart: 2 July 1897
    • Arrived In Field: 1 August 1897
    • End Date: 1 January 1898
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Priesthood: Elder Ord Sev
    • Called From: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
    • Set apart by: John Henry Smith
    • Notes: He was assigned to the New Zealand Mission when the Australasian Mission split.

    New Zealand

    • Start Date: 1 January 1898
    • Released: 30 September 1900
    • Departed From Field: 6 December 1900
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Notes: He was released in a conference in September 1900, but stayed in the mission and continued to give lectures until he finally departed New Zealand in December.

    New Zealand

    • Set Apart: 18 February 1907
    • End Date: 1909
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Served with spouse: Adelaide Underwood Eldredge
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Quorum: 8th
    • Called From: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
    • Set apart by: Joseph F. Smith

    New Zealand

    • Set Apart: 20 June 1933
    • Departed From Home: 25 June 1933
    • Departed From Field: 17 November 1934
    • Arrived At Home: 5 December 1934
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Called From: United States
    • Set apart by: Anthony W. Ivins

    Stories and Documents

    First Presidency missionary calls and recommendations, 1877-1918, Church History Library.

    Acceptance Letter: April 23, 1897, Salt Lake City, Utah. Accepted mission to Australasia.

    First Presidency missionary calls and recommendations, 1877-1918, Church History Library.

    Acceptance Letter: November 20, 1906, Salt Lake City, Utah. Requests mission delay.

    Australasian Mission history, 1840-1897, Church History Library.

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

    New Zealand Mission history, 1854-1974, Church History Library.

    See the index in volume 2 part 1 for entries on his service.