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Horace K. Whitney papers, 1847-1885

Identifier: Vault MSS 76 Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, a promissory note, and other materials related to the life of Whitney. Includes information on his personal life and business activities. Materials date from between 1847 and and 1885.


  • 1847-1885


Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted; permission to use original materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons should use microfilm copies.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

Horace K. Whitney (1823-1884) was a Mormon bookkeeper and clerk in Utah.

Horace Kimball Whitney was born July 25, 1823 in Kirtland, Ohio to Newel Kimball Whitney and Elizabeth Ann Smith. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he emigrated to Utah and settled in Salt Lake City. During his career he worked as a bookkeeper and an office clerk. Whitney had three wives, including Helen Mar Kimball, Lucy Amelia Bloxham, and Mary Cravath. He died in Salt Lake City on November 22, 1884.


2 folders

Language of Materials


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File-level inventory available online.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in repository.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States