Skip to main content

Burraston family papers

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4231

Scope and Contents

Burraston Family papers, 1840- 2007 includes patriarchal blessings, baptismal certificates, estate papers, correspondence, and biographical sketches from three generations of the Burraston, Price, and Perkins families.


  • 1840-2007


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Burraston family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Sarah Mason Burraston Johnson was born in May 1808 in Linton, Herefordshire, England to Anthony and Esther Vaughn Mason. Her first husband was William Burraston with whom she had 6 children, including Richard James Burraston, born 24 July 1841. After Williams's death at age 31, she married Richard Johnson. Having already joined the LDS Church, they immigrated to Utah in 1855. Sarah died after a riding accident on 8 September 1882. Richard James Burraston died in Springville, Utah on 1 June 1926.


5 folders (0.40 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; M. Wayne Childs; 2007.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

These items are part of the 19th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of Burraston family papers
Rose Frank
2011 June 22
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States