The Hampton C. Godbe papers (1864-1990) consist of materials collected by Godbe documenting the life of his grandfather, William S. Godbe, in preparation for a proposed biography. Included are correspondence, notes, articles, and memorabilia. Also included are additional research notes of Hampton Godbe on other topics, as well as personal papers, memorabilia, and news clippings. Hampton Godbe was a Utah newspaper reporter and, later, the manager of Salt Lake City's Metropolitan Water District. His grandfather, William S. Godbe, was the leader of a group of Salt Lake City Mormons opposed to the leadership of Brigham Young, later known as the Godbeites or the Church of Zion.