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Isabel Modalena Whitney Sears correspondence, 1865

Identifier: Vault MSS 76 Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 7

Scope and Contents

Contains two letters by Whitney focusing on family and personal matters, dating from around 1865.


  • 1865


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Biographical History

Isabel Modalena Whitney Sears (1848-1941) was a Mormon woman in Utah and Kentucky.

Isabel Modelena Whitney, also known as Belle, was born on November 2, 1848 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Newel Kimball Whitney and Emmeline Blanche Woodward. She worked as a school teacher in Salt Lake City prior to her marriage to Septimus Wagstaff Sears (1844-1903) on April 11, 1869. They had eight children. Sears died on December 1, 1941 in Campbell, Kentucky.


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Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States