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Whitaker, John Mills, 1863-1960


Biographical History

John Mills Whitaker (1863-1960) was the general secretary of the General Sunday School Board of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Letter, Salt Lake City, Utah, to Bishop John M. Whitaker, Sugarhouse, Utah

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230240407]
Identifier: MSS SC 361
Scope and Contents

TLS which relates the remarks of Brigham Young, George Q. Cannon and Lorenzo Snow in reference to blacks and the priesthood. Also includes shorthand notes on the last page by John M. Whitaker.

Dates: 1909

John Taylor letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227635437]
Identifier: MSS SC 1551
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten letters addressed to family members. The items tell about the planned marriage between Taylor's daughter, Ida, and John Whitaker. John Taylor gives some advice to his daughter on the forthcoming marriage. One letter is addressed to John Whitaker and expresses Taylor's opinion about him.

Dates: 1886-1887

John Mills Whitaker diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 293
Scope and Contents Photocopies of typewritten transcripts of a handwritten journal. The items were originally kept in Pitman shorthand. The entries are extensive and detailed. Whitaker was raised in Centerville, Utah but lived much of his adult life in Salt Lake City, Utah. Whitaker details his life and activities and makes observations on Utah society, the Mormon Church, and state and national politics. He had numerous callings in the Mormon Church and served as a missionary for that faith in the...
Dates: 1883-1949

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