Henry Strong Huntington papers

Henry Strong Huntington papers

Dates: 1827-1973

This collection contains the diaries of a Presbyterian minister by the name of Henry Strong Huntington. The collection includes diaries, personal effects, correspondence, speeches given by Henry Huntington, and several photographs. The contents of this collection have been divided based upon genre, and then ordered chronologically.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Huntington, Henry Strong, 1836-1920
  • Call Number: MSS SC 335
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
Arranged in 2 series: 1. Henry Strong Huntington journals, 1856-1875; and 2. Henry Strong Huntington personal papers, 1851-1877.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Henry Strong Huntington papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: MSS SC 335; Henry Strong Huntington papers; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS SC 335, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Several manuscript articles pertaining to Henry S. Huntington were taken from the Robert S. Ellison papers (MSS 782). This collection was acquired by L. Tom Perry Special Collections from Fred Rosenstock in 1988. The personal papers and correspondence removed from the Ellison papers were added to the collection catalogued as the Henry Strong Huntington papers (MSS SC 335).
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Fred Rosenstock; 1988.
Separated Material
Two portraits and two photographs of waterfalls in Yosemite National Park have been removed from the collection. Photocopies are retained in the collection in their place, while the originals have been transferred to the Brigham Young University Photo Archives.
Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSSSC335.xml
Subject Terms
Bell, L. G. (Linda G.); Huntington, Geneva, 1833-; Huntington, George, 1862-; Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination; Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872; Auburn (N.Y.)--History; Diaries; Material Types; Presbyterian Church--Clergy; Presbyterian Church--History; Sacramento (Calif.)--History
Processing Information
Processed; David J. Whittaker and Emily Schaffner; 2002.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Huntington (Henry Strong) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by David J. Whittaker and Emily Schaffner
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:30-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid encoded in English.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Henry Strong Huntington (1836-1920) was a Presbyterian minister serving mainly in New York and California.

Henry Strong Huntington was born in upstate New York on 15 July 1836. He was the son of Oliver Huntington and Mary Strong. Henry went on to become a Presbyterian minister, serving in various areas of the country, but mainly in New York and California. A large section of his journal writings contained in this collection pertain to his life and activities in California, including his voyage there. He and his wife, Geneve Gisby Huntington, had four children: Adelaide, Eliza, George, and David.

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