From the halls of memory

From the halls of memory

Dates: 1931

Photocopy of typescript. Author discusses his family's British roots; their acceptance of Mormonism while living in Birmingham, England, and their immigration to the United States. Tolton also describes his experiences during the Black Hawk War (Utah) and frontier life in Utah. His account goes into great detail about his involvement in territorial and state politics, his business ventures, family life, and his mission to Great Britain for the Mormon Church.

  • Extent: 1 item (50 leaves)
  • Creator: Tanner, George S.. -- Tolton, John F. (John Franklin), 1861-1950
  • Call Number: MSS SC 798
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from From the halls of memory 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 SC 798; George S. Tanner Collection; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 798, LTPSC.
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Brigham Young Academy--History--Sources; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Great Britain--History--Sources; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Great Britain--History--Sources; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Utah--History--Sources; Southern Utah State College.--History--Sources; Tolton family; Tolton, John F. (John Franklin), 1861-1950; Beaver (Utah)--History--Sources; Black Hawk War (Utah), 1865-1872--Sources; Cedar City (Utah)--History--Sources; Religion; Education--Utah--History--Sources; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries--Great Britain--History--Sources; Mormons--Utah--History--Sources; Railroads--Utah--History--Sources; Spanish-American War, 1898--Utah--War work--Sources; Utah--History--19th century--Sources; Utah--History--20th century--Sources; Utah--Politics and Government--19th century--Sources; Utah--Politics and government--20th century--Sources; Women--Suffrage--Utah--History--Sources; World War, 1914-1918--War work--Utah--Sources
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Photocopies; Typescripts
Frontier and pioneer life--Utah--Sources
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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From the halls of memory
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Biographical History

Utah school teacher and businessman. Mormon missionary to Great Britain (1884-1885) and stake president of the Beaver Stake (1908-1916). Unsuccessful Democratic candidate for governor (1912). Member of the Utah Territorial Legislature (1894-1896) and Utah State Legislature (1905-1907, 1917-1927), and Deputy U.S. Marshall (1894-1895).

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