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Papers of Whitney family children, 1957, 1843-1900

Identifier: Vault MSS 76 Series 2 Sub-Series 3

Scope and Contents

Contains the papers from seven of Whitney's children, including correspondence, legal records, and personal papers dating from between 1843 and 1900. Materials document a range of family and personal activity, such as missionary service, colonization efforts, and business activities.


  • 1957
  • 1843-1900


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

From the Series:

The Whitney family were early Mormon converts and pioneers. Newel Kimball Whitney (1795-1850) was joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ohio in 1830, and was a personal friend of Joseph Smith (1805-1844) who founded that faith. He also served as associate justice and treasurer of the provincial state of Deseret (later Utah) in 1849. He married eight times; his wives included Elizabeth Ann Smith (1800-1882, m. 1822), Ann Houston (1821-1848, m. 1846), Elizabeth Almira Pond (1827-1899, m. 1846), Abigail Augusta Pond (m. 1846), Olive M. Bishop (1807-1852, m. 1846), Elizabeth Moore (1826-1858, m. 1846), Henrietta Keyes (1821-1901, m. 1846), and Emmeline Blanche Woodward (1828-1921, m. 1849).


25 folders

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

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