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Zina B. Smoot Whitney papers, approximately 1872-1906

 Sub-Series — Box: 4, Folder: 5, item: 1-5
Identifier: MSS 15 Series 3 Sub-Series 1

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence between Zina B. Smoot and her friends and family. It also includes correspondence about Zina sent to Orson F. Whitney after her death. Dated approximately 1872-1906.


  • approximately 1872-1906


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Orson F. Whitney papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Zina B. Smoot Whitney (1859-1900) was a writer, the wife of Apostle Orson F. Whitney, and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Zina Beal Smoot was born on February 20, 1859, in Salt Lake City, Utah to parents Abraham Owen Smoot and Almira Emily Hill. She married Orson F. Whitney on December 18, 1879, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and together the couple had nine children. Her patriarchal blessings state that she was a very faithful woman with a strong testimony of the gospel. She was educated and intelligent; during her life she gave lectures and wrote poetry, biographies, and articles about women and religion.

She died on May 20, 1900, in Salt Lake City, Utah.


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