A few years ago I learned that LDS missionaries were indeed scheduled to sail on this ship and did not, so I began more earnest research to prove or disprove the story.* In the process of researching I contacted an archivist at the LDS Church Archives, and he answered my questions with the following:
**Most of the information extracted for me came from the Missionary Record Index, 1830-1971, Missionary Registers, and the unpublished "Manuscript History of the Swedish Mission." Next time I go to the Church Archives I am going to read through these indexes and see what I can learn about his mission.
Photo of Elder Gutke and a companion. Would this companion by chance be Carl O. Peterson of Murray who traveled home with him on the Corsican?