Magny, Jonas.  Papers of Jonas Magny, 1863-1969.

CAMC Collection 93


Magny, Jonas.  Papers of Jonas Magny, 1863-1969.  CAMC Collection 93.  1 Records Center Carton.

 

ABSTRACT:
The Jonas Magny (23 March 1842-1 June 1910) collection contains mostly correspondence, diaries, and notebooks from 1863-1914.  Also included in this collection is a speech prepared by Magny for the 45th anniversary of Gustavus Adolphus College, along with a small book and some articles written about him by his sons after his death.  Magny was the first student of what became Gustavus Adolphus College when it was started by Eric Norelius in Red Wing, Minnesota in 1862.  The majority of the material is in Swedish.

 

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Jonas Magny (formerly Magnuson) was born 23 March 1842 at Hoby, Blekinge, Sweden and moved to the United States in 1858.  He was the first student of Eric Norelius in the fledgling Minnesota Elementary School in Red Wing, Minnesota during fall 1862.  The school moved to East Union, Minnesota in the fall of 1863 and the name changed to St. Ansgar’s Academy.  Magny attended for the first year there, 1863-64, and then began teaching Swedish parochial school and preaching.  In 1866, Magny began attending Augustana College in Paxton, Illinois and graduated in 1870.  He returned to preaching and missionary work.  In 1875, he became a solicitor for his first school, which was now Gustavus Adolphus College, located in St. Peter, Minnesota.  This involved visiting different congregations throughout the Midwest and raising money to help finish building Old Main, Gustavus’ first building.  He married Hilda Christina Edholm on 12 November 1878, and they had 7 children: Edgar Theophilus, Clarence Reinhold, Gottlieb Renatus, Fredholf Herman, Edla Wilhelmina, Herbert Sigfrid and Lawrence Edward Benjamin.  Magny spent the rest of his life as a pastor at many different parishes in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  He died of cancer on 1 June 1910.

*Taken from F.H. Magney’s book in collection.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT:
This collection is organized alphabetically.  There are large sections of correspondence, diaries, and notebooks.

 

RESTRICTIONS:
There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of the College Archives, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, and Gustavus Adolphus College.

 

COLLECTION CITATION:
Magny, Jonas.  Papers of Jonas Magny, 1863-1969. CAMC Collection 93.  Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.

 

PROCESSED BY:
Adrianna Darden processed this collection and developed the finding aid during December 2010.

 

RELATED COLLECTIONS IN THE ARCHIVES:
Magney Family.  Papers of the Magney Family, 1903-1968.  CAMC Collection 94.

 

SUBJECT HEADINGS:
Magny, Jonas, 1842-1910.
Gustavus Adolphus College.

 



CAMC Collection 93

Box

Folder

Advertisements and Miscellaneous, undated

1

1

Augsburg Confession, 1876 (in Swedish) and

Notebook, Discussion of 4th Article of Augsburg Confession, 1873

1

2

Book, The First Student of Gustavus Adolphus College Jonas Magny, D.D. by Fredolph H. Magney, April 1969

1

25

Catechism in Swedish, undated and

Notebook, “Kateketik av J. Magny,” contains catechism copies by Magny, undated

1

3

Correspondence, Incoming, 1863-1864

Hokan Swedberg, 27 July 1863, 8 February 1864

John L. Nilsson, 12 July 1864

Andrew Jackson, 17 August 1864

Peter Carlson, 27 September 1864, 4 October 1864, 26 October 1864, 12 December 1864

1

4

Correspondence, Incoming, 1865

Israel Magnuson, 24 May 1865

T. Hasselquist, 28 June 1865

Eric Norelius, 5 October 1865

J.L. Nilsson, 25 November 1865

1

5

Correspondence, Incoming, 1866

John Nilsson, 3 January 1866

Peter Carlson, 9 January 1866

John Nilson 3 February 1866, 16 February 1866

T. Hasselquist, 5 April 1866

1

6

Correspondence, Incoming and Outgoing, 1866

Outgoing:

Robert E. Jeanson, 3 June 1866

Incoming:

J.E. Anderson, 8 September 1866

Israel Magnuson, 21 September 1866, 2 October 1866

John Nilson, 16 November 1866

E. Norelius, 19 November 1866

1

7

Correspondence, Incoming, 1867-69  (arranged chronologically in folder)

Eric Norelius, 13 February 1867, 29 March, 1867, 16 February 1869, 25 November 1869

John L. Nilson, 11 March 1867, 19 October 1868, 16 November 1868, 5 February 1869, 25 November 1869

T. Hasselquist, 10 August 1868, 27 July 1869

Peter Carlson, 8 February 1869

1

8

Correspondence, Incoming and Outgoing, 1870, 1875 and 1878

Outgoing:

John A. Lundeen, 11 January 1870

Incoming:

John L. Nilson, 17 January 1870

Eric Norelius, 7 February 1870

John A. Lundeen, 11 February 1870

Maja Stina Swedberg, 14 ? 1875

Outgoing:

Swedberg Family, 11 May 1875

Incoming:

F.J. Lien, 23 January 1878

1

9

Correspondence, Miscellaneous Postcards and Letters, 1881-1914

Postcard to A. Johnson, Walnut Grove from T. Hasselquist, 12 August 1881

Correspondence to Camilla from ? in Red Wing, 17 May 1886

Afskrift af ett bref till Norelius, 6 May 1890 (transcript of a letter to Norelius)

Letter from T. Hasselquist, 19 December 1890

Letter to Mrs. Dearborn from Nanny Jorgensen, 9 June 1892

Letter to ? from J. Magny, 3 January 1897

Outgoing:

John Lindstrom, 1 April 1895

P.J. Eckman, 17 June 1897

Axel Anderson, 20 August 1914

1

10

Diaries, 1866, 1867, and 1868

1

11

Diaries, 1869, 1870, and 1872

1

12

Diaries, 1873, 1874, and 1875

1

13

Diaries, 1876, 1877, and 1878

1

14

Diaries, 1879, 1880, and 1882

1

15

Diaries, 1883, 1884, and 1885

1

16

Diaries, 1887, 1888, and 1889

1

17

Diaries, 1890, 1891, and 1892

1

18

Diaries, 1893, 1894, and 1895

1

19

Diaries, 1896, 1897, and 1898

1

20

Diaries, 1899, 1900, and 1901

1

21

Diaries, 1902, 1903, and 1904

1

22

Diaries, 1905, 1906, and 1907

1

23

Diaries, 1908, 1909, and 1910

1

24

Material Containing Information about Jonas Magny,

My Church: An Illustrated Lutheran Manual, Vol. IV, 1918

The Dedication of “Old Main” Souvenir Program, 1926

Gustavian Yearbook, 1926-27

“The Advance,” Vol. VIII, No. 3, May 1950

Svea Lutheran Church, Hager City, Wisconsin, 90th Anniversary Program, 27 June 1965

1

26

Notebook, Class notes on Theology, 1869-70

1

27

Notebook, Miscellaneous in Swedish, 1869

1

28

Notebook, Miscellaneous notes including first draft of letter to a congregation appealing for funds for Gustavus, 1876

1

29

Notebook, Recipes and Medical Advice, undated

1

30

Notebook, Sermon Notes, 1869-70

1

31

Notebooks, Subscriptions for Gustavus

Minneapolis individuals and eastern Minnesota, 1876-79

Chisago Lake,1876

Red Wing, 1878-80

1

32

Notebooks, Subscriptions for Gustavus

East Central Minnesota, 1877-80

Sabylund and Wisconsin Area, 1876-80

Welch, Christdala, Duluth, Stillwater, and Wisconsin Areas, 1875-82

1

33

Notebook, Subscriptions for a Parish, 1880-87

1

34

Notes and a letter from E. Norelius, undated

1

35

Speech and Souvenir Program for the 45th Anniversary of Gustavus Adolphus College, 1907

1

36