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John M. Butler address

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8340

Scope and Contents

Materials include a typed address delivered by John M. Butler at the Centerville Second Ward on October 7, 1936. The address pertains to his personal family history, and specifically the story of Ellen Hancock Burns MacDuff, who immigrated from England to the United States and travelled to Utah with the Mormon Pioneers.


  • 1936 October 7


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 John M. Butler address must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

John M. Butler (1878-1966) was a business owner, a grocer, and a proud family historian.

John MacDuff Butler was born on March 2, 1878 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to parents William L. and Jane Rowan Macduff Butler. Like his father, he went into the grocery business, and eventualy owned his own store. On October 7, 1936, he wrote and delivered an address to the Centerville Second Ward that outlined his family history, naming his grandparents, his mother and her siblings, and enumerating the extended family at that time. He died on October 13, 1966 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Purchased from Benchmark Books in 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Benchmark Books; 2013.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).


Located in box 598

Processing Information

Processed; Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor; 2013.

Register of John M. Butler address
Margaret Weddle
December 2013
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