Newel Kimball Whitney collection of correspondence

Newel Kimball Whitney collection of correspondence

Dates: 1837-1845

Contains letters pertaining to the operations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its expanding activities. Several are directed to Joseph Smith, and some were written by him or by officials representing him. Others were sent either to or from other prominent figures, including Bishop Newel K. Whitney and Bishop George Miller, who acted for a time with Bishop Whitney as a trustee-in-trust of the Church. Also contains correspondence related to the Whitney family and the Groo family. Materials date from between 1837 and 1845.

  • Extent: 30 folders
  • Creator: Whitney, Newel Kimball, 1795-1850
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 76 Series 1 Subseries 2
  • 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: Condition restricted; permission to use original materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons should use microfilm copies.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
Letters are placed under the name of the originator of the given document, with such persons being listed alphabetically in the collection. There is an exception to this rule, where the sender is not a prominent figure or is not a well-known Latter-day Saint. In such cases, the given letter is listed under the receiver. Following this arrangement, incoming and outgoing letters are listed under their respective figures in a single chronological sequence.
Alternative Format
Available on microfilm in repository.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Newel Kimball Whitney papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Newel Kimball Whitney collection of correspondence; Vault MSS 76; Newel Kimball Whitney papers; 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/
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/VMSS76.xml
Subject Terms
Mormons--Correspondence; Whitney, Newel Kimball, 1795-1850--Correspondence; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Administration; Whitney family
Genre / Form
Letters
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_VMSS76
Finding Aid Title
Whitney (Newel Kimball) papers
Finding Aid Author
Jennifer Kim
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-10-13 11:27:53 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Newel Kimball Whitney (1795-1850) was a American merchant, pioneer, and ecclesiastical leader. He served as the second general bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1831-1850).

Newel Kimball Whitney was born on February 5, 1795 at Marlborough, Windham County, Vermont to Samuel and Susanna Kimball Whitney. Whitney joined the Church in Ohio in 1830, and was a personal friend of Joseph Smith (1805-1844) who founded that faith. He also served as associate justice and treasurer of the provincial state of Deseret (later Utah) in 1849. He married seven times; his wives included Elizabeth Ann Smith (1800-1882, m. 1822), Ann Houston (1821-1848, m. 1846), Elizabeth Almira Pond (1827-1899, m. 1846), Abigail Augusta Pond (m. 1846), Olive M. Bishop (1807-1852, m. 1846), Elizabeth Moore (1826-1858, m. 1846), Henrietta Keyes (1821-1901, m. 1846), and Emmeline Blanche Woodward (1828-1921, m. 1849). Whitney died on September 3, 1850 in Salt Lake City, Utah.



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