Electa Coltrin Higginson family papers

Electa Coltrin Higginson family papers

Dates: 1841-1977

The Electa Higginson family papers contain three items: 1) A biographical record of Higginson’s father, Zebedee Coltrin (1804-1887), including family history charts 2) A patriarchal blessing for Mary Margurett Shults, 1977. 3) A patriarchal blessing for John Albison, 1786. 11 leaves in all. Zebedee Coltrin’s biography is valuable to Latter-day Saints because of special visions he witnessed during his study at the School of the Prophets, his participation in Zion’s Camp and his being part of the first company of pioneers led by Brigham Young.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Higginson, Electa Coltrin, 1856-1924
  • Call Number: MSS 4176
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Electa Coltrin Higginson family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 4176; Electa Coltrin Higginson family papers; 19th-20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4176, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Michael and Robin Thompson in 1990.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Michael and Robin Thompson; 1990.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Illinois--Nauvoo--History--19th century; Home and Family; Social Life and Customs; Zion's Camp (Expedition) (1834)
Genre / Form
Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church)
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 27 Feburary 2009.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy for 19th-20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Higginson (Electa Coltrin) family papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by H. Christine Swindler and Karen Glenn, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:45-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Electa Coltrin Higginson (1856-1924) was married to James Greenwood Higginson. Together they had eight children.

Electa Coltrin (later Higginson) was born to Zebedee Coltrin and Mary Mott Coltrin on October 22, 1856 in Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah. She married James Greenwood Higginson in Salt Lake City on April 18, 1880. She passed away on June 23, 1924 in Spanish Fork. Her children were Zebedee Graham (1881-1958), William Harrison (1883-1918), Stephen Milan (1885-1943), Ralph Daniel (1887-1918), Mary Artametia (1889-1971), Electa Lenora (1892-1973) and Elmer Coltrin (1894-1955).

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