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From the halls of memory

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 798

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1931


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 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.

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).


1 item (50 leaves)

Custodial History


Immediate Source of Acquisition



19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Register of From the halls of memory
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Elisa Visick
2010 July 19
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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