Class notes from Brigham Young College (1890) and
Brigham Young Academy (1893), journals, records of his personal accounts, records of
organizations associated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in College
Ward, Utah compiled while serving in the capacity of ward clerk. The journals and
diaries contain accounts of community and church affairs around College Ward. They also
have many entries pertaining to the early Utah trappers and the fur cache located just
south of Hyrum.
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Christian Christiansen Bindrup, Jr. was born on December 8, 1864, in Hyrum, Utah. His
parents, Christian Christiansen Bindrup, Sr. and Martina Petersen, immigrated from
Ulstrup Sogn, Aalborg, Denmark, to Utah in 1863. Bindrup was very active in the LDS
church, serving as a counselor in the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association and an
instructor of religion classes in College Ward. He was also extensively involved in
local organizations and politics, serving as an officer in the College Ward Agricultural
Society, a Trustee of the College School District, and a delegate to the Utah Republican
Convention. On September 19, 1907, Bindrup married Elise Poinant Holmovist of Hyrum,
with whom he had no children. He died on May 11, 1937.
The Christian Christiansen Bindrup papers are dated inclusively from 1883 to 1936.
The type of material included in the Bindrup Collection are his class notes from BYC,
1890 and BYA, 1893, journals, diary entries, records of his personal accounts, records
of church meetings in College Ward compiled while serving in the capacity of ward clerk
and his certificates of appointment to his various jobs he held in serving the community.
The journals and diaries contain accounts of community and church affairs around College
Ward. They also have many entries pertaining to the early Utah trappers and the fur
cache located just south of Hyrum.
The Collection was heavily used by John A. Hansen in researching his 1968 history of
College and Young Wards, but the social, religious, and economic papers offer resources
for research in numerous fields. Certainly the collection is of area-wide--if not
state-wide--interest for social history and should not be considered as merely centering
upon College and Young Wards.
Use of the Collection
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Open to public research.
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hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents
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Permission to publish material from the Christian Christiansen Bindrup papers must
be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections
Preferred Citation :
Christian Christiansen Bindrup papers, 1883-1937. (COLL MSS 30). Utah State University.
Special Collections and Archives Department.
Arranged in numeric sequence according to box and folder.
Acquisition Information :
The Bindrup papers were presented to the Utah State University library in 1969 by John
Detailed Description of the Collection
"Journal Civil Government"
volume contains miscellaneous notes and journal entries. pp. 1-12: classnotes,
Civil Government, B.Y. College, January 23, 1890 - February 7, 1890. Dr. J.M.
Tanner, teacher. pp. 16-22: Journal entries, March 25, 1893 - February 12, 1894.
Records of church meetings and sermons, notes regarding College Ward Post Office
Committee. Largely devoted to addresses at meeting in Salt Lake Temple, April 14,
1893, with sermons by Wilford Woodruff, A.H. Cannon, Joseph F. Smith. Mention of
Manifesto and denunciation of Speaking in Tongues. pp. 30-50: Patriarchial
blessings of Joseph Bindrup (July 9, 1889), Esther Ann Bindrup (July 9, 1889),
Joseph Bindrup (August 16, 1895 - Missionary), Christian C. Bindrup (July 9,
1889), Nephi Bindrup (July 10, 1889), Christian, Jr. (January 10, 1893). Miss
ionary call of Joseph Bindrup, August 10, 1895, re. work in Northern States
Mission. p. 51: Accounts of C.C. Bindrup, Jr., Treasurer, West Millville School
District, 1890 - 1891. pp. 60-87: Journal of Christian C. Bindrup, Jr. pp. 79-82:
Missing, 1864 - 1903. Largely devoted to religious highlights. Records, meetings
at dedication of the Salt Lake Temple. Mentions early life in Hyrum, Utah, and
move to College Ward, 1890.
1889 - 1894
School notebook and personal record book.
Psychology lectures at Brigham Young Academy
Teacher: Professor Benjamin Cluff, Jr. (pp. 1-17). Musical items, class at BYA,
January 11, 1893 - January 30, 1893, Teacher: H.E. Miles, (pp. 70 - 73). Theory of
teaching class at BYA, January 11, 1893 - February 15, 1893, teacher: G.H.
Brimhall, (pp. 75 - 94) (pp. 96 - 104). General history class at BYA, January 11,
1893 - February 3, 1893, teacher: Wolfe (pp. 125 - 131). Theology class at BYA,
January 11, 1893 - February 8, 1893, teacher: Benhamin Cluff, Jr., (pp. 150 -
167).Memoranda on history of College Ward, June 24, 1877 - September 1, 1905, (p.
170). Young Men's Mutual Improvement normal course, BYA, February 13, 1893 -
February 15, 1893, teacher: Milton H. Hardy, (pp. 225 - 226). Miscellaneous diary
entries, (pp. 229 - 235, p. 239, pp. 241 - 246, p. 248, pp. 250 - 256, pp. 258 -
259, pp. 280 - 281, pp. 292 - 299).
1893 January 11 - 1893 February 7
Scrapbook and Memoranda. Newspaper clipping and
Largely political with additional clippings on general College Ward activities.
Includes p. 42, clipping April 23, 1933, Salt Lake Tribune, re. Bindrup's
assertion of discovery of fur cache from 1820s. Includes clippings about $25
reward from Herald Journal for discovery of remains of trapper era. Written
memoranda includes list of church meetings and sermons, Logan Stake (p. 93); Cache
highlights, 1902 - 1916, p. 74; library of Christian C. Bindrup, Jr., 74 - 78,
Diary entries, 1917 - 1934, 78 - 86. Legal notes and memoranda, Cache History, LDS
doctrine, pp. 139 - 149.
1890 - 1954
Miscellaneous account book
Bindrup's personal accounts paid and received, May 13, 1892 - May 27, 1893.
1892 - 1893
Personal petty accounts paid and received by Bindrup.
1894 January 1 - 1912
Record of personal petty accounts paid and received by Bindrup.
1896 January 16 - 1930
College Ward Agricultural Society minutes
Minutes of College Ward Agricultural Society, organized March 8, 1895. Elected
officers, 1895: C.O. Dunn, President; Michael Johnson, Vice President; C.C.
Bindrup, Jr., Secretary; John Schink, Treasurer. Executive Committee was James
Nelson, Jr., Mrs. Christian Larsen, James Olsen Sr., and J.C. Dowdle. Minutes
contain remarks and talks on crops, fertilization, which crops are best to grow in
this area and the need to work together to get cash for their products. Elected
officers, 1896: C.O. Dunn, President; James Olsen, Sr., Vice President; C.C.
Bindrup, Jr., Secretary, John Schink, Treasurer; James A. Anderson, James Olsen,
Jr., James Nielsen and James D. Nuttall, Executive Committee.
Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association
Roll and minutes of the Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association of Farmers
Branch, College Ward.
1889 October 10 - 1893 November 12
Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association
Roll and minutes of Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association of West
1883 December 30 - 1886 January
Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association
Minutes of meetings of College Ward Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association.
Emphasis on contents of sermons,
1883 December 30 - 1894 February 24
College Ward religion class
Roll of religion classes in College Ward and minutes of each class held.
College Ward Sunday School
Minutes of College Ward Sunday School.
1902 June 15 - 1905 June 11
Religion class record of attendance
Record of attendance at religion classes at College Ward.
1893 November 22 - 1894 April 18
College Ward meeting house book
Records of committee meetings, names, receipts, disbursements, and labor for
construction of College Ward church.
1893 December 2 - 1897 February 21
Fd1: Bindrup's notes
on trappers in the state of Utah, compiled in the 1930s. Researched from
Christiansen's St. Louis Historical Society. Tells of fur cache in Cache County
and accounts of Ashley Smith, 1826 - 1827; Peter Skene Ogden, 1826 - 1827; Jim
Bridger, 1834; Osborn Russell, 1834 - 1840; Moses Harris, Joseph Gale, and
Jedediah Smith and their travels throughout the area. It also gives the death
dates of Ashley, (1898); Provost, (1830); Bridger, (1881); Beckworth, (1869); and
Jedediah Smith, (1831). Fd2: Diary notes of Bindrup,
September 1, 1931 - December 18,1936. Bindrup gives accounts of fur cache in the
Cache Valley, gives location access to and tells of the trappers who used it as a
cache for their furs. He also gives accounts of marriages, funerals, church
meetings, and various other activities that are going on in College Ward. Fd3: "Ledger set "A". Accounts: cash, real estate, bills
paid, grain, merchandise, stock and horses, expenses, Joseph Bindrup, Price
Brothers, and Nephi Bindrup, 1889. Fd4: (A) Notes on
the location of fur cache and fur trappers in Cache County. (B) Newsclipping
depicting the dedication of a Jim Bridger monument at the site of the big fur
cache of early days. Fd5: (A) Customs declaration of
Elmer Bindrup, December 20, 1945.(B) Elmer Bindrup's certificate of war trophies.
Fd6: Application for automobile license, State of
Utah, 192?. Fd7: Christian C. Bindrup application for
special deluxe edition, Prominent Men of Utah, 1910
5 pieces, 3 items
Fd1: (A) Notes on the
organization of West Millville (College Ward) Sunday School, 1883. (B) Funeral of
J.D. Nuttal, October 26, 1931. Fd2: (A) Receipt of
one fourth payment NW 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec. 24, Tp 11 NR 1W, November 5, 1890. (B)
Receipt of part payment on the SE 1/4, SW 1/4, Sec. 13, Tp. 11 NR 1W, November 10,
1890. Fd3: Letter, July 27, 1904, James T. Hammond,
Secretary of State to Christian Bindrup. Fd4:
Certificate of qualification as a school trustee in and for West Millville School
District, July 16, 1890. Fd5: Certificate of
appointment, Justice of the Peace, College Precinct, August 1, 1892. Fd6: Letter of appointment, Alborg Conference,
Scandinavian Mission, August 26, 1901. Signed Anthon F. Skanchy, President. Fd7: Commission, Justice of the Peace, College Precinct,
August 8, 1892. Signed Arthur L. Thomas, Governor of Utah Territory
5 pieces, 2 items
Fd1: Affidavit and
Physician's Certificate of Sanity. Signed by H.K. Merrill, M.D. and Frank H.
Cutler, M.D., and W.W.Maughan, Judge, April 30, 1907. Fd2: Deed, Trustees Brigham Young College to C.C. Bindrup, Jr., June 9,
1891, NW 1/4, NE 1/4, Sec. 24 and SE 1/4, SW 1/4, Sec 13, Tp. 11, NR 1W. Fd3: Deed, Trustees Brigham Young College to John C.
Dowdleand C.C. Bindrup, December 14, 1892. Fd4: Trust
Deed, Christian Bindrup, et al, Trustees for College Ward Ecclesiastical
Association, to H.E. Hatch, Trustees for Trustees Brigham Young College, February
28, 1895. Fd5: Article of incorporation, Spring Creek
Irrigation Company, July 1906
4 pieces, 1 item
Fd1: (A) Minutes of
Priesthood Meetings in College Ward, April 5, 1892 - June 4, 1892. (B) "Official
Acknowledgements", C.C. Bindrup, 1929 - April 1935, instruments sealed as Justice
ofthe Peace. (C) Checkbook, First National Bank of Logan, February 10, 1896 -
February 17, 1896, with cancelled checks.(D) Receipt Books, nos. 201 - 300. Spring
Creek Irrigation District, May 21, 1895 - December 7, 1896. (E) Memorandum book,
LDS religious principles
Ledgers (A) Bills and accounts of Bindrup, January 5, 1889 - June 13, 1889. (B)
Personal accounts of Bindrup, April 7, 1890 - June 28, 1890. Fd2: Personal accounts of Bindrup, July 1, 1890 - July 26, 1890. Fd3: Accounts of Bindrup, February 20, 1890 - July 3,
Corporate Names :
Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Young Ladies' Mutual Improvement
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Young Men's Mutual Improvement
Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association--Archives.
College Ward Agricultural Society.
Young Ladies' Mutual Improvement Association.