History of New Samuel Whitney

History of New Samuel Whitney

Dates: 1940

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typewritten biography. The Item was "Compiled and written by Olene Hanks Kingsbury October, 1940." The item is a biography of New Samuel Whitney, who was born in a wagon on 1 March 1851 in Parowan, Utah. "He was called 'New' all his life because of the fact that he was the first white child born in Iron Country." Francis Tuft Whitney was a poet and penned an enclosed poem at the birth of his son, New. "New was reared amid conditions incident to paoneer [sic] life in the community. From his father he learned the blacksmithing trade. This in turn he taught to his sons. Our family history tells us that there were four generations of blacksmiths in the Whitney family." "At the age of twenty-one he met and married Sarah Elizabeth Gurr. She was age seventeen." "They traveled by team to Salt Lake City to be married in the Old Endowment House." "Nine children were born to the couple. The oldest and the youngest, however, did not live to adulthood." New served on a mission for the Mormon Church from 1883 to 1885. He also held many other positions for that faith. "New became ill from a cold" in 1926 and died. Also included are two poems by Eleanor G. Bruhm to honor New and his family.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.02 linear ft.) : 6 p.
  • Creator: Kingsbury, Ilene Hanks, 1905-1981. -- Bruhm, Eleanor G. (Eleanor Guymon), 1888-1977
  • Call Number: MSS SC 3085
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 3085; History of New Samuel Whitney; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3085, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This biography was photocopied from the 920 microfilm collection.
Subject Terms
Parowan (Utah); Mormons--Utah--Parowan; Blacksmiths--Utah--Parowan; Kingsbury, Ilene Hanks, 1905-1981; Whitney, New Samuel, 1851-1926; Bruhm, Eleanor G. (Eleanor Guymon), 1888-1977; Bruhm, Eleanor G. (Eleanor Guymon), 1888-1977--Poetry
Genre / Form
Biography; Photocopies; Poetry
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Whitney (New Samuel) History of
Finding Aid Author
Amy Perez
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-04-14 10:39:04 -0600.
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