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Don Byron Colton papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 7481

Scope and Contents

Collection includes several forms of documentation of Don Byron Colton's participation within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a biography written by his wife, Grace S. Colton. Also included are several artifacts such as spectacles, a wooden hatchet, and ties.


  • 1876-1952


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 Don Byron Colton papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Don Byron Colton (1876-1952) was an attorney and politician in Utah. He served as mission president for the Eastern States Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and as a Utah representative to Congress.

Biographical History

Grace S. Colton (1878-1973) was the wife of Don Byron Colton.


1 oversize box (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Alice Colton Smith in 1984.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Alice Colton Smith; 1984. (A1984-142)


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Processing Information

Processed; Kiren Dulai; 2009.

Register of Don Byron Colton papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 October 5
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