Gibson, Walter Murray
Walter Murray Gibson (1822-1888) was the premier and minister of foreign affairs of Hawaii.
Walter Murray Gibson was born on March 6, 1822, most likely in Kelsey, England. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1860 and was commissioned by Brigham Young to form a colony of saints in the Pacific. During his time in the Pacific he would begin a political career, becoming the premier and minister of foreign affairs of Hawaii. Murray married Rachel Lewis Gibson on July 10, 1838, in South Carolina. They had three children. Murray passed away on January 21, 1888.
Citation:Familysearch, March 31, 2022 (Walter Murray Gibson born March 6, 1822, died January 21, 1888; Murray married Rachel Lewis Gibson on July 10, 1838, in South Carolina)
Walter Murray Gibson- Renegade or Saint by Gwynn W. Barrett, approximately 1960s (likely born in Kelsey, England)
Utah Historical Quarterly, Vol. 40, 1972, No. 2, Walter Murray Gibson: The Shepherd Saint of Lanai Revisited (He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1860 and was commissioned by Brigham Young to form a colony of saints in the Pacific. During his time in the Pacific he would begin a political career, becoming the premier and minister of foreign affairs of Hawaii)
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Gwynn W. Barrett research notes on Walter Murray Gibson
Notes, articles and correspondence related to Walter Murray Gibson, collected by Gwynn W. Barrett from 1958-1968.
Gwynn W. Barrett collection on Hawaii
Typewritten theses by Jason Horn, Gwynn Barrett, and Esther Leonore Sousa relating to Mormons in Hawaii. Other materials include the papers of Walter Murry Gibson, an early leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii and Polynesia.
Biographical material about Mother Marianne Cope, who worked among the Hawaiian lepers.
Essay on Walter Murray Gibson
Unpublished essay titled "Walter Murray Gibson: Renegade or Saint?" Authorship not given but is attributed to Gwynn "Glen" W. Barrett, history professor at Church College of Hawaii in the 1960s. Date of original production is unknown, but is approximated from the 1960s. The essay discusses the 19th century membership of Walter Murray Gibson in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his missionary service with the Hawaiian Saints in Lanai.
Walter Murray Gibson diaries
Holograph diaries which give daily accounts of activities in Maui, including cabinet meetings, interactions with Claus Spreckels, the financial supporter of Gibson's government, association with King Kalakaua, visits to Mother Marianne of Molokai at the convent at Kakaako on Maui, the Hawaiian revolution of 1887 in which Gibson was ousted from office and exiled, and the breach of promise suit brought against Gibson by Flora St. Clair, whom he had allegedly promised to marry.
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