Orson F. Whitney diaries

Orson F. Whitney diaries

Dates: 1877-1931

Photocopies of handwritten diaries and an autobiography. Whitney writes about his missions for the Mormon Church to the Eastern United States and to Great Britain. He also served as president of the European Mission. Whitney also tells about his dreams, his service in various political positions, and his numerous positions in the Mormon Church.

  • Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Whitney, Orson F. (Orson Ferguson), 1855-1931
  • Call Number: MSS 1825
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Diaries must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1825; Diaries; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1825, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Alice Colton Smith; 1984.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Apostles--History--Sources; Whitney, Orson F. (Orson Ferguson), 1855-1931--Diaries; Religion; Dreams--Religious aspects--History--Sources; Historians--Utah--History--Sources; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--East (U.S.)--History--Sources; Mormon Church--Missions--Europe; Mormon Church--Missions--Great Britain--History--Sources; Politicians--Utah--History--Sources
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Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Whitney (Orson F.) diaries
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-02-28T10:23-0700
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Biographical History

Author, historian, publisher, and an apostle in the Mormon Church.

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