Missionary Database

    William Holmes Walker

    South African

    Cape of Good Hope
    • August 1852–November 1855
    • Age Called: 32
    • Cape Town, Mowbray, Wyneberg, Newland, Grahamstown, Fort Beaufort, Alice, Uitenhage, and Port Elizabeth
    • Called: 28 August 1852
    • Arrived In Field: 19 April 1853
    • Departed From Field: 28 November 1855
    • Arrived At Home: 4 September 1857
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Called From: Utah Territory, United States

    Stories and Documents

    "Minutes of Conference," Deseret News 2, no. 23 (18 September 1852), 92.

    During a special conference held 28 August 1852, he was called on a mission to the Cape of Good Hope.

    William H. Walker journal, 1852 August-1853 November, Church History Library.

    Gives account of his experiences as one of the first three missionaries to South Africa.

    William H. Walker journal, 1853 November-1855 August, Church History Library.

    Gives account of his missionary labors in South Africa, particularly in Grahamstown, Fort Beaufort, Alice, Uitenhage, and Port Elizabeth.

    "Arrivals," The Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star 15, no. 4 (22 Jan. 1853): 58.

    Notes his arrivel in Liverpool en route to South Africa.

    South Africa Mission history, 1853-1977, Church History Library.

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

    Jesse Haven letter, 1856 Jan, Atlantic Ocean, Brigham Young Incoming Correspondence, 1839-1877, Church History Library.

    Letter reporting on conditions in the South African Mission. Makes mention of him multipe times.

    "William Holmes Walker," Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel.

    He led a company as he returned from his mission in 1857.