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Orson K. Whitney papers, 1851-1900

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

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, a journal, an account book, and other materials produced by Whitney. Much of the material documents Whitney's missionary service to the Hawaiian Islands. Documents date from between 1851 and 1900.


  • 1851-1900


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

Orson K. Whitney (1830-1884) was a Mormon carpenter in Utah.

Orson Kimball Whitney was born on January 20, 1830 in Kirtland, Ohio to Newel Kimball Whitney and Elizabeth Ann Smith. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Whitney emigrated to Utah in 1847 where he worked as a carpenter. On April 16, 1854 he was married to Joanna Hickey Robertson (1825-1884) in Salt Lake City. He died on July 31, 1884 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


8 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