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William F. Butt photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 216

Scope and Contents

Collection includes two photographs presumed to be collected by William F. Butt. One photograph is of Uriah and Bridget Butt and one photograph is of mining activities near Lehi, Utah. Also includes a copy negative of one photograph. Photographs dated approximately 1880.


  • approximately 1880


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access require 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

William Francis Butt was born on November 30, 1857, in Malvern, Ohio to Henry Butt and Elizabeth Charlotte Callaway. His father died shortly after returning home from the Civil War, so his mother remarried Isaac Whimpey who was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from England. This new family had several children with the same first name thus William was known as "Frank" for much of his life. William made his way to Lehi, Utah in October 1880. He was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 20, 1880. While he worked in the coal mines of Schofield and Bingham, Utah, he eventually moved back to Lehi where he met his wife. William married Laura Ellen Bushman on November 11, 1885, in Logan, Utah. Together they had six children. William served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to do genealogy work in England in 1894 and to proselyte in the Central States in 1896. He had an interest in genealogy throughout his life and was a life member of the Utah Genealogical Society. William died on June 11, 1940, in Provo, Utah.


2 folders (0.06 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials were donated by Carol B. Westenskow in 1977 and separated from manuscript materials by L. Tom Perry Special Collections in 1977.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Carol B. Westenskow; 1977.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See also the William F. Butt papers (MSS 1397).

Processing Information

Processed; Starrla Pearson and Anne Ashton; June 2022. Updated finding aid for DACS compliance and accuracy. Rehoused photographs to plastic sleeves for preservation.

Register of William F. Butt photographs
Under Revision
Abe Austin
2012 February 23
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