Elizabeth Ann Smith Whitney papers

Elizabeth Ann Smith Whitney papers

Dates: 1957, 1847-1885

Contains correspondence, a poem, and patriarchal blessing of Whitney, dating from between 1847 and 1885. Primarily relates to Whitney's life in Utah, including business and family affairs.

  • Extent: 5 folders
  • Creator: Whitney, Elizabeth Ann Smith, 1800-1882
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 76 Series 2 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
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
Elizabeth Ann Smith Whitney 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
Whitney, Elizabeth Ann Smith, 1800-1882--Archives
Genre / Form
American poetry; Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church); 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

Elizabeth Ann Smith Whitney (1880-1882) was a Mormon woman in Utah. She served as a counselor in the initial organization of the Relief Society organization in Nauvoo, Illinois.

Elizabeth Ann Smith was born on December 26, 1800 in Derby, New Haven, Connecticut to Gibson Smith and Polly Bradley. Around 1818 she moved to Ohio, where she met and married Newel Kimball Whitney on October 20, 1822. Together they would have twelve children.

After her marriage she and her husband joined the Disciples of Christ, but in November 1830 was converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The family moved to Illinois during the winter of 1838-1839, rejoining the Saints in Nauvoo. There she served as a counselor in the initial organization of the Relief Society. In 1846 she and her family joined the exodus from Illinois, working their way to Salt Lake City, Utah in October 1848. She was widowed in 1850, and died in Salt Lake City on February 15, 1882.



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