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The Resource A widow's tale : the 1884-1896 diary of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney, transcribed and edited by Charles M. Hatch and Todd M. Compton ; introduction, notes, and register by Todd M. Compton, (electronic resource)

A widow's tale : the 1884-1896 diary of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney, transcribed and edited by Charles M. Hatch and Todd M. Compton ; introduction, notes, and register by Todd M. Compton, (electronic resource)

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A widow's tale : the 1884-1896 diary of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney
Title
A widow's tale
Title remainder
the 1884-1896 diary of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney
Statement of responsibility
transcribed and edited by Charles M. Hatch and Todd M. Compton ; introduction, notes, and register by Todd M. Compton
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Annotation
  • Annotation:
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CaPaEBR
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1828-1896
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Whitney, Helen Mar
Dewey number
  • 289.3/092
  • B
LC call number
BX8695.W52
LC item number
A3 2003eb
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  • 1945-
  • 1952-
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  • Hatch, Charles M.
  • Compton, Todd
  • ebrary, Inc
Series statement
Life writings of frontier women
Series volume
v. 6
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  • Whitney, Helen Mar
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Mormon women
  • Mormon Church
Summary expansion
  • Volume 6, Life Writings of Frontier Women series, ed. Maureen Ursenbach BeecherMormon culture has produced during its history an unusual number of historically valuable personal writings. Few such diaries, journals, and memoirs published have provided as rich and well rounded a window into their authors' lives and worlds as the diary of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney. Because it provides a rare account of the widely experienced situations and problems faced by widows, her record has relevance far beyond Mormon history though.As a teenager Helen Kimball had been a polygamous wife of Mormon founder Joseph Smith. She subsequently married Horace Whitney. Her children included the noted Mormon author, religious authority, and politician Orson F. Whitney. She herself was a leading woman in her church and society and a writer known especially for her defense of plural marriage. Upon Horace's death, she began keeping a diary. In it, she recorded her economic, physical, and psychological struggles to meet the challenges of widowhood. Her writing was introspective and revelatory. She also commented on the changing society around her, as Salt Lake City in the last decades of the nineteenth century underwent rapid transformation, modernizing and opening up from its pioneer beginnings. She remained a well-connected member of an elite group of leading Latter-day Saint women, and prominent Utah and Mormon historical figures appear frequently in her daily entries. Above all, though, her diary is an unusual record of difficulties faced in many times and places by women, of all classes, whose husbands died and left them without sufficient means to carry on the types of lives to which they had been accustomed
  • Volume 6, Life Writings of Frontier Women series, ed. Maureen Ursenbach Beecher Mormon culture has produced during its history an unusual number of historically valuable personal writings. Few such diaries, journals, and memoirs published have provided as rich and well rounded a window into their authors' lives and worlds as the diary of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney. Because it provides a rare account of the widely experienced situations and problems faced by widows, her record has relevance far beyond Mormon history though. As a teenager Helen Kimball had been a polygamous wife of Mormon founder Joseph Smith. She subsequently married Horace Whitney. Her children included the noted Mormon author, religious authority, and politician Orson F. Whitney. She herself was a leading woman in her church and society and a writer known especially for her defense of plural marriage. Upon Horace's death, she began keeping a diary. In it, she recorded her economic, physical, and psychological struggles to meet the challenges of widowhood. Her writing was introspective and revelatory. She also commented on the changing society around her, as Salt Lake City in the last decades of the nineteenth century underwent rapid transformation, modernizing and opening up from its pioneer beginnings. She remained a well-connected member of an elite group of leading Latter-day Saint women, and prominent Utah and Mormon historical figures appear frequently in her daily entries. Above all, though, her diary is an unusual record of difficulties faced in many times and places by women, of all classes, whose husbands died and left them without sufficient means to carry on the types of lives to which they had been accustomed
Label
A widow's tale : the 1884-1896 diary of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney, transcribed and edited by Charles M. Hatch and Todd M. Compton ; introduction, notes, and register by Todd M. Compton, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 811-830) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000271857
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
[xiv], 887 p.
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780874215571
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill.
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000271857
Label
A widow's tale : the 1884-1896 diary of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney, transcribed and edited by Charles M. Hatch and Todd M. Compton ; introduction, notes, and register by Todd M. Compton, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 811-830) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000271857
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
[xiv], 887 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780874215571
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000271857

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