Whitney family papers

Whitney family papers

Dates: 1817-1910, 1957

Contains correspondence, diaries, account books, patriarchal blessings, and other materials related to various members of the Whitney family. Includes information on the early history of the Church and the migration to Utah, as well as missionary life, personal business and social activities, and other aspects of Mormon life. Materials date from between 1817 and 1910.

  • Extent: 2 boxes
  • Creator: Whitney (Family : Whitney, Newel Kimball, 1795-1850)
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 76 Series 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
Arranged in four subseries: 1. Newel Kimball Whitney papers. 2. Elizabeth Ann Smith Whitney papers. 3. Papers of the Whitney family children. 4. Whitney family correspondence and other material.
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
Whitney family papers; 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
Utah--Emigration and immigration; Mormon pioneers; Mormon missionaries; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Whitney family
Genre / Form
Account books; Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church); Diaries; 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

The Whitney family were early Mormon converts and pioneers. Newel Kimball Whitney (1795-1850) was joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 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 eight 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).



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