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Simon Eugene Dalton diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8978
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Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary kept by Simon Eugene Dalton with entries on his life while living as a farmer and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Springville, Utah. Dated 1899-1903.


  • 1899-1903


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 the Simon Eugene Dalton diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Comittee.

Biographical History

Simon Eugene Dalton (1852-1933) was a Mormon farmer in Springville, Utah.

Simon Eugene Dalton was born in Centerville, Utah on August 1, 1852. He was fifth of the eleven children born to Elnora Warner and Simon Cooker Dalton. He spent most of his life in Springville, Utah, and was a farmer by trade. Dalton married Elizabeth Jane Huntington in 1889, and the couple had seven children.

Simon Eugene Dalton died on December 1, 1933 in Springville, Utah.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by David Dalton, grandson of Simon Eugene Dalton, in 2017.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).

Existence and Location of Copies

A digital copy of this item can be found on M-disc in UA 5665.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Kane, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2017.

Register of Simon Eugene Dalton diary
Elizabeth Kane
2017 April 17
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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