J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0860
8 linear feet
The Helen Clawson Wells papers (1814-1995) contain organizational papers and records of the Salt Lake City Shade Tree Commission, Utah Association of Shade Tree Commission, and the State Arboretum of Utah. Also present are materials from inventor Selden Clawson and a limited amount of information on Brigham Young, Mary Ann Angell Young, and Hiram and Alice Young Clawson. Helen Wells Clawson was a civic worker in Salt Lake City devoted to the cultivation and propagation of trees. The papers contain documentation about Selden Clawson's patents and inventions related to metal extraction, ore volatilizing, and other miscellaneous inventioons and experiments.