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Henry Strong Huntington papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 335

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains the papers of Henry Strong Huntington, a Presbyterian minister. Materials include diaries, personal effects, correspondence, speeches given by Henry Huntington, and four photographs. Materials relate mostly to Huntington's work in the ministry in New York and California. They chronicle his family life, missionary work and work as a clergyman, and important historical events of which he became aware. Also includes a diary by Henry Smith related to his journeys around New England as a minister, and is dated September-November 1827. Collection is dated 1827-1877.


  • 1827-1877
  • Majority of material found within 1851-1877


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Henry Strong Huntington papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Henry Strong Huntington (1836-1920) was a Presbyterian minister serving mainly in New York and California.

Henry Strong Huntington was born in upstate New York on 15 July 1836. He was the son of Oliver Huntington and Mary Strong. Henry went on to become a Presbyterian minister, serving in various areas of the country, but mainly in New York and California. A large section of his journal writings contained in this collection pertain to his life and activities in California, including his voyage there. He and his wife, Geneve Gisby Huntington, had four children: Adelaide, Eliza, George, and David.


3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

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Arrangement note

Arranged in three series: 1. Henry Strong Huntington journals, 1856-1875; 2. Henry Strong Huntington personal papers, 1851-1877; and 3. Henry Strong Huntington photographs, approximately 1860s-1870s.

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.

Custodial History note

Several manuscript articles pertaining to Henry S. Huntington were taken from the Robert S. Ellison papers (MSS 782). This collection was acquired by L. Tom Perry Special Collections from Fred Rosenstock in 1988. The personal papers and correspondence removed from the Ellison papers were added to the collection catalogued as the Henry Strong Huntington papers (MSS SC 335).

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased; Fred Rosenstock; 1988.

Appraisal note

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Processing Information note

Processed; David J. Whittaker and Emily Schaffner; 2002.

Register of the Henry Strong Huntington papers
David J. Whittaker and Emily Schaffner
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States