John Mills Whitaker papers, 1847-1963  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Whitaker, John Mills, 1863-1960
Title
John Mills Whitaker papers
Dates
1847-1963 (inclusive)
Quantity
circa 22.25 linear feet
Collection Number
Ms0002
Summary
The John Mills Whitaker papers (1847-1963) consist of daily journals, correspondence, and business and professional papers, among other materials, relating to John Mills Whitaker (1863-1960). Whitaker was an educator, horticulturlist, politician, and LDS Church leader.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

John Mills Whitaker was born on 16 October 1863 in Centerville, Utah, to Thomas William Whitaker and Elizabeth Oakden Mills Whitaker. His youth was spent at Centerville and Ogden working with his father in farming and carpentry. He attended the University of Deseret during the 1880s and married Ida Taylor in 1886. He worked for the Salt Lake and Fort Douglas Railway and helped organize the Utah-Western Railway Company. Whitaker served in various capacities in the LDS Church, including several missions. He was a teacher and promoted the teaching of young people. He was responsible for the development of the LDS seminary system. John Mills Whitaker died on 2 April 1960.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The John Mills Whitaker papers (1847-1963) consist of the personal and professional papers of Whitaker. Included are significant memos, notes, and researched materials; and miscellaneous personal items and newspaper clippings, all collected over a period of some seventy years. There are his own original journals in shorthand and longhand, dating 1878 to 1959; the journal he compiled and authored from his shorthand notes during the years of his retirement from active work, 1947 to 1955; and the second journal of his father, Thomas William Whitaker, 1849-1886.

Whitaker's most significant materials are concerned with his business as the secretary of John W. Young and the building of the Salt Lake and Fort Douglas Railway; as secretary of the Salt Lake and Eastern Railway; his seminary teaching, much of which evolved into the Latter-day Saint seminary program; the establishment of a Free Public Library which later became the Salt Lake Public Library; and his activities during the depression with unemployment in church and state, which marked the beginning of the ward, stake, and general welfare program of the Latter-day Saints Church.

The journal of Thomas W. Whitaker gives a short resume of his early life, and more specifically after he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in San Francisco, California, in 1849. He went on a church mission to Tahiti soon thereafter. On his return he joined the Mormons in San Bernardino, where he built a home for Charles C. Rich and Amasa Lyman and did other work for the Church. In 1856, he moved to Centerville, Utah, at the request of Rich to handle his business at home. Much of the journal expresses his ardent feelings for the Church and his concern for the Saints in the importance of their living the gospel to the fullest.

Addenda to the collection includes diary transcriptions and photocopies and some oversize materials.

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Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

I. Daily JournalsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Original Journals
Numbers 1-9 (1878-1947) are in shorthand. Those dated 1947-1948 are in longhand. The Thomas William Whitaker journals dates from 1849-1886.
1849-1947
Journal
Journal kept by Thomas William Whitaker, begun around 1873 with an account of his work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from his conversion in 1849, as well as genealogical information about his family. Entries from 1876 to 1886 contain reflections on some of the church teachings, including the United Order, the Word of Wisdom, and Plural Marriage, and details of the opposition to polygamy by the United States government.
1849-1886
2
Original Diaries and Memo Pocket Books
Also miscellaneous notes in shorthand.
1887-1940
3
Original Journal
Typewritten inserts and programs of the John Taylor and Thomas Whitaker reunions which were originally part of the journal.
1949-1960
3A
Journal Transcriptions
4
Transcript Journal
Miscellaneous written and typed pages, memo sheets and trial copies of transcriptions; also the final copies in loose pages used by the H. E. Huntington Library for photocopy.
1883-1943
Box Folder
4 1
General writings
Miscellaneous written and typed pages, including journal entries, a brief autobiography of Whitaker’s childhood, and notes from the family history and Utah history. Text sometimes on back of other pages with interesting information. Some notes in shorthand.
1947-1955
4 2
Notes from daily journal
Miscellaneous typed pages with autobiographical information by John M. Whitaker. Includes 6-page typed narrative of John M. Whitaker’s activities, June 1890 to May 1894; 12-page typed “notes from the daily journal of John M. Whitaker" with details of activities in Spring of 1886.
June 1890-May 1894; Spring 1896
4 3
Memorandum from daily journal
Typescript pages with autobiographical information by John M. Whitaker. Includes Memorandum from daily journal (10 pages), 1863 to 1883, including childhood and education; Memorandum continued (11 pages), 1883 to 1889, including early work history.
1863-1889
4 4
Memorandum from daily journal
Typescript pages with autobiographical information by John M. Whitaker. Includes John M. Whitaker’s activities in 1888-1889 (5 pages), including business in New York and Washington, D.C., in 1889; work with John W. Young; an account of the securing of a pardon for Charles W. Penrose from President Grover Cleveland; work with the Salt Lake and Eastern Railway Company, the Bullion Dust Mining Company, and the LDS Church (including as general secretary and treasurer for the First Council of Seventies).
1888-1889
4 5
Memorandum from daily journal [copy 2]
Second copy of the typescript of John M. Whitaker’s activities in 1888-1889 (5 pages), including business in New York and Washington, D.C., in 1889; work with John W. Young; an account of the securing of a pardon for Charles W. Penrose from President Grover Cleveland; work with the Salt Lake and Eastern Railway Company, the Bullion Dust Mining Company, and the LDS Church (including as general secretary and treasurer for the First Council of Seventies).
1888-1889
4 6
Memorandum from daily journal
Typescript pages with autobiographical information by John M. Whitaker. Includes “Memorandum” typescript (5 pages) of John M. Whitaker’s activities regarding his family life, rearing the children; interest in horticulture; journal entries from 1894; “Memorandum” typescript (4 pages) of John M. Whitaker’s activities in 1895; “Memorandum No. 3, typescript (5 pages, describing his activities in 1895-1896, including work for the Sugar House Ward of the LDS Church; the case of Moses Thatcher; encounter with a spiritualist/hypnotist; the trial of his brother Joseph in Ogden.
1894-1896
4 7
Memorandum from daily journal
Typescript pages with autobiographical information by John M. Whitaker. Includes text from previously untranslated material from John M. Whitaker’s journals, covering entries from February and March of 1896; Typescript “Memorandum” (9 pages) of John M. Whitaker’s activities from March 1896 through December 1897, when he left for his mission in the eastern United States; “Memorandum (7 pages), typescript of John M. Whitaker’s activities at the start of his mission, December 1897 and January 1898 (includes handwritten additions).
1896-1897
4 8
Memorandum from daily journal
Typescript pages with autobiographical information by John M. Whitaker. Includes “Memorandum” typescript (pages) covering John M. Whitaker’s activities during his mission in New Brunswick, New Jersey, January and February 1898 (includes handwritten additions).
January-February 1898
4 9
Memorandum from daily journal
Typescript pages with autobiographical information by John M. Whitaker. Includes text describing John M. Whitaker’s activities during his mission in the eastern United States from October 1898 to February 1899, including debates with members of the “Josephite” (Reorganized LDS) Church in October 1898; travels in the area of Providence, Rhode Island; Worcester, Massachusetts; writing articles and letters for newspapers in November; witnessing a gathering of Methodists at Boston in January 1899, including a speech by Booker T. Washington; mission work in Lynn, Mass., and in Biddeford and Saco, Maine.
1898-1899
4 10
Memorandum from daily journal
Typescript pages with autobiographical information by John M. Whitaker. Includes “Memorandum” typescript (35 pages, plus handwritten additions) covering John M. Whitaker’s activities during his mission in the eastern United States, February to October 1898, including mission work at Brooklyn, N.Y., New Brunswick, N.J.; Providence, Rhode Island; Everett, Massachusetts; Portland, Maine, and elsewhere in the northeast.
February to October 1898
4 11
Memorandum from daily journal
Typescript of John M. Whitaker’s journals covering a period from 1883 to 1886, including text of letters from Church President John Taylor; copy of the obituary for his father, Thomas W. Whitaker; “A remarkable dream, 1886, the day before father died”; Construction work on the Baptist Church in Salt Lake City; meeting his future wife, Ida Taylor, etc. (Beginning of this Memorandum is in middle of the set, and page 10 on at the beginning).
1883-1886
4 12
Notes on the life of John M. Whitaker
Typescript with heading: “At the request of the Church Historian, I am making notes on the life of John M. Whitaker,” (13 pages) commencing with the founding of Centerville in 1847; birth of John Whitaker in 1863; recollections from childhood; Father’s farming and horticulture activity in Centerville; Construction of the Utah Central Railroad; Some excerpts from Whitaker’s Journal “no. 3, early 1886 to September 1887, including marriage to Ida Taylor, work for the historians office, problems of the LDS Church with the federal government, etc.
1863-1887
4 13
Memorandum from daily journal
Includes copies of various clippings from newspapers.
September 1887-September 1888
4 14
Memorandum from daily journal
Notes from Journal no. 5, September 21st 1888 to March 29, 1889, including John M. Whitaker’s trip east to New York and Washington, with numerous clippings and advertisements concerning Washington.
September 1888-March 1889
4 15
Memorandum from daily journal
Notes from Journal no. 6, March 28, 1889 to March 21, 1890, including second part of the journey in the East (New Brunswick, New Jersey; New York, etc.); organization of the Utah Western Railway Company; Whitaker’s appointment as Secretary and Treasurer for the First Quorum of the Seventies; Copy of the 1889-1890 calendar for the University of Deseret.
March 1889 to March 1890
4 16
Memorandum from daily journal
Transcript of Journal no. 7, John M. Whitaker, from March 22 1890 to December 3rd 1897 (part 1, to late 1892), including the events leading up to and following Church President Wilford Woodruff’s issuing of the Manifesto ending plural marriage in 1890; building the Whitakers’ new home; Whitaker’s work with the Seventies and the Sunday School organization; teaching at the University; a narrow escape with a careless buggy driver (May 1891); a vote on annexing county areas to Salt Lake City.
March 1890-December 1892
4 17
Memorandum from daily journal
Transcript of Journal no. 7, John M. Whitaker, from March 22 1890 to December 3rd 1897 (part 2, December 24, 1892 to November 1897), including Sunday School work; work with B. H. Roberts; dedication of the Salt Lake Temple; a visit to Yellowstone Park; Utah Statehood, 50th anniversary of the pioneer arrival in Utah, and his call to go on a mission in the eastern United States.
December 1892-November 1897
4 18
Memorandum from daily journal
Typescript of transcripts from John M. Whitaker journal, from January to June of 1899, covering part of his mission to the eastern United States, work in New England and New York.
January-June 1890
4 19
Memorandum from daily journal
Typescript of transcripts from John M. Whitaker journal, from May 1899 to January 1900, covering the last part of his mission to the eastern United States, including a call from the Mission President to help organize its records and writing a history of the Eastern States Mission.
May 1899-January 1900
4 20
Memorandum from daily journal
Typescript of transcripts from John M. Whitaker journal (pages 61 to 127), from January 1900 to November 1906, including his return home following his mission to the eastern United States; work as clerk for the Department of Public Works; other church and political work; unveiling of Brigham Young Monument at Main and South Temple; Whitaker’s testimony in the Reed Smoot hearings at Washington, D.C. in 1905.
January 1900-November 1906
4 21 December 1906-March 1912
4 22 March 1912-February 1916
4 23 February 1916-March 1920
4 24
Memorandum from daily journal
Typescript of transcripts from John M. Whitaker journals and correspondence.
June 1915-1917
4 25
Memorandum from daily journal
Typescript of transcripts from John M. Whitaker journals, 1920 to 1921, concerning his work for LDS Church Schools and Seminaries and the Brigham Young University summer school; Notes on church doctrine relating to Creation and Evolution.
1920-1921
4 26
Memorandum from daily journal
Typescript of transcripts from John M. Whitaker journals, 1922 to 1923, concerning his work for LDS Church Schools and Seminaries; includes text of letters.
1922-1923
4 27
Memorandum from daily journal
Typescript of transcripts from John M. Whitaker journals, 1924 and 1925; further accounts covering 1920 work for LDS Church Schools and Seminaries, thinking on Evolution; work at the BYU summer school.
1924-1925
4 28 1926-1927
4 29 1928-1929
4 30
Memorandum from daily journal
Typescript of transcripts from John M. Whitaker journals, 1930 (34 pages) and 1931 (110 pages), including work with the Deseret Employment Bureau during the early days of the Great Depression.
1930-1931
4 31
Memorandum from daily journal
Typescript of transcripts from John M. Whitaker journals, 1932 (60 pages, with some omissions); 1933 (15 pages), including further work with the Deseret Employment Bureau and the unemployment situation during the Great Depression.
1932-1933
4 32 1934
4 33
Memorandum from daily journal
Typescript of transcripts from John M. Whitaker journals, 1935 (8 pages); second version 1935 (15 pages); 1936 (4 pages); a copy of the LDS First Presidency message on Relief of April 1936; Daily Journal transcript for the year 1936 with all correspondence as part therof (6pages); other pages from 1936.
1935-1936
4 34 1937-1943
4 35 1949

II. CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
5
Family Correspondence, A-R
Aitkin, Reed J. and Elizabeth Hunt; Barber, Raquel and Emily Whitaker; Chipman, Auburn and Marguerite Whitaker; Dayton, Reed and Lois Taylor; Folsom, Hugh and Josephine Whitaker; Halverson, George and Evelyn Whitaker; Hunt, N. Glen and Elizabeth Whitaker; Jeppson, Ed and Elizabeth Taylor; Oakden, William; Oakley, Henry E.; Parrish, Charles and Mary Anne Whitaker; Rollins, Ben and Susan Johanna Whitaker; Rowley, Dan H.
1884-1959
6
Family Correspondence, S-W
Smith, Samuel S. and Jeanette Whitaker; Taylor, Brigham Oakley; Taylor, Ezra Oakley; Taylor, Frank Young; Taylor, Henry E. and Harriett Whitaker; Taylor, John; Taylor, Lawrence; Taylor, Marlow and Ida Whitaker; Taylor, Mary Oakley; Whitaker, Alma; Whitaker, Edison Taylor. Folder 15 contains letters regarding John Whitaker's marriage proposal to Ida Taylor.
7
Family Correspondence, W
Box Folder
7 1-10
Whitaker, Edison Taylor
1930-1949
7 11-14
Whitaker, Elizabeth Mills
1884-1935
7 17-31
Whitaker, Eugene Taylor
1909-1935
8
Family Correspondence, W
Box Folder
8 1
Letters to and from niece Helen Whitaker
Letters between John M. Whitaker and his niece Helen Whitaker, 1929, 1933, 1934; and a letter from John and Ida Whitaker to grandchildren in 1944.
1929-1944
8 2 1886-1888
8 3 1889
8 4 1889
8 5 1890-1896
8 6 1890-1896
8 7 1898
8 8 1898
8 9 1898
8 10 1898
8 11
Family correspondence: To and from Ida Oakley Taylor Whitaker
Nineteen letters and post cards between John M. Whitaker and his wife, Ida Taylor Whitaker, from during in his Mission to the eastern United States, September and October 1898.
1898
8 12 1898
8 13 1899
8 14 1899
8 15 1899
8 16 1899
8 17 1899
8 18
Family correspondence: To and from Ida Oakley Taylor Whitaker
Fifteen letters between John M. Whitaker and his wife, Ida Taylor Whitaker, from during in his Mission to the eastern United States, September and October 1899.
1899
8 19 1900
8 20 1903-1924
8 21 1934-1943
8 22 1892; 1895; 1897
8 23 1898
8 24 1899
8 25 1899
9
Family Correspondence, W
Box Folder
9 1
Correspondence: To and from son John Taylor Whitaker
Letters to and from John Taylor Whitaker, son of John Mills Whitaker, dating from March 1898 to September 1899, when his father was serving a mission in the eastern United States.
1898-1899
9 2 1888-1892
9 3 1893
9 4 1894-1895
9 5 1896-1897
9 6 1898-1942
9 7 1889
9 8 1898-1899
9 9 1903-1934
9 10 1886-1887
9 11 1888-1889
9 12 1892-1895
9 13 1896-1898
9 14 1898-1899
9 15 1900-1904
9 16 1883; 1886
9 17 1898-1907
9 18 1909-1948
9 19 1937-1938
9 20 1920-1921
9 21 1930-1933
10
General Correspondence
1884-1897
Box Folder
10 1
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (A)
Letters to John M. Whitaker from various individuals and companies with names beginning with "A" including N. H. Apperley, Robert Archibald, and John Anderson.
1894-1895
10 2
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and David R. Allen
David R. Allen was the Superintendent of Schools of Salt Lake County. Some of the etters pertain to a phonography class, taught at University of Utah by Whitaker.
1891-1895
10 3
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others,(B)
Nine letters, notes, and memos to John M. Whitaker from various individuals and companies with names beginning with "B" including E. Ballantyne, R. Ballantyne, Thomas Barrett, M. B. Brown, and others.
1887-1895
10 4
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (B)
Letters and notes from H. C. Barrett or C. E. Barrell to John M. Whitaker. H. Charles Barrell was President John Taylor's valet.
1886-1888
10 5
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (C)
Sixteen letters, notes, and memos to John M. Whitaker from various individuals and companies with names beginning with "C" including Frank J. Cannon, Katie Cushing, George M. Cannon, and others.
1886-1896
10 6
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker, George Q. Cannon and others
Letter dated 6 July 1896 at New York City from W. K. Dickson of the American Mutoscope Company to “Geo. Q. Cannon and Sons” informing them that he is not the publisher of a book on Thomas Edison but the author; details on how they can get the book. Includes handwritten noted to John M. Whitaker on ordering the book; Telegram dated 6 December 1897 from George Q. Cannon to John M. Whitaker on the death of brother Sam Whitaker’s wife; Note dated 13 March 1896 from George Q. Cannon to John M. Whitaker; Note dated 2 January 1892 from George Q. Cannon to John M. Whitaker.
1892; 1896-1897
10 7 1888-1889
10 8
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (D - E)
Ten letters and several telegrams to and from John M. Whitaker, 1888 to 1897, from people and companies with names starting with "E" through "H."
1888-1897
10 9
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (F - G)
Letter dated 22 February 1888 at Wellsville, Cache Co., Utah, from Charles Gunnell to John M. Whitaker; Letter dated 30 March 1889 at Chihuahua, Mexico, from C. E. Gonzalez to John M. Whitaker at New York; [Various memos]; Letter dated 21 September 1893 at Logan, Utah, from C. D. Fjeldsto(?) to John M. Whitaker; Letter dated 9 January 1895 at Salt Lake City from Ralph L. Graves to John M. Whitaker; Letter dated 27 May 1896 at Scranton, Pennsylvania, from Amos A. Fuller to John M. Whitaker at Salt Lake City, Utah.
1888-1896
10 10 1890-1892
10 11
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and George Goddard
Letters, post cards, telegrams, and notes from George Goddard to John M. Whitaker, and a listing by Whitaker of a partial summary of the labors of George Goddard since the year 1852 (service to LDS Church 1852 through 1884).
1888-1897
10 12 1896
10 13
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (H)
Letters and telegrams to and from John M. Whitaker from people with surnames beginning with H (Horne, Joseph G.; Hamer, Daniel; A. Hatch; T. F. Howells; C. F. Hull; A. E. Hyde; Louisa Holl).
1887-1896
10 14
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and Thomas J. Hand
Secretary and treasurer of the North American Exchange Co., a general agency and bureau of information for the United States and foreign countries.
1889
10 15
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and Daniel Harrington
Daniel Harrington was in charge of the home office of Salt Lake and Fort Douglas and Salt Lake and Eastern Railways while John W. Young and John M. Whitaker were in New York.Letters and telegrams to John M. Whitaker from Daniel Harrington, plus one letter from J. W. Young, concerning the Salt Lake and Fort Douglas Railway and/or the Salt Lake and Eastern Railway.
1889; 1897
10 16
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and Ed Isaacson
Two letters to John M. Whitaker from Ed Isaacson of American Fork, Utah, 1889, plus one in shorthand from 1887.
1887; 1889
10 17
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (J)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker from people with surnames beginning with J (E. S. Johnson; R. H. Jones; Joseph Jones), 1887-1888. Sends two political platforms of Idaho Territory.
1887-1888
10 18
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (K)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker from people with surnames beginning with K (Kennard, L. H.; William N. King; Charles Kelley; Elias S. Kimball; Louis A. Kelsch), 1884 – 1896. Kennard was superintendant of district schools for Davis County. Whitaker's application to attend University of Deseret as territorial normal from that district.
1884-1896
10 19
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (L)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker from people with surnames beginning with L (S. C. Langton; M. S. Lindsey; Morris R. Locke; Francis M. Lyman; Arthur F. Lay), 1886 – 1896.
1886-1896
10 20 1888-1897
10 21 1895
10 22 1895-1897
10 23
Correspondence related to business of Sugar House Ward
Letters documenting John M. Whitaker’s activity with the Sugar House Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
1896
10 23a
Correspondence related to business of Sugar House Ward
Letters documenting John M. Whitaker’s activity with the Sugar House Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
1895
10 24 1893-1896
10 25
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (M)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker from people with surnames beginning with M (Henry H. Main; Thomas Memmott; M. W. Merrill; G. E. Miles; J. F. Miller; John Hamilton Morgan; R. L. Morris; T. Dailey Mower; A. Milton Musser), 1886 – 1897.
1886-1897
10 26
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and Karl G. Maeser
Letters discuss speaking engagements in Salt Lake along with working out finite Sunday School lesson plans.
1889-1897
10 26a
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (Mc)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker: people with surnames beginning with “Mc,” (D. M. McAllister; Charles R. McBride; McIntyre, W. J.; Neil Macdonald; James McShields), 1887 – 1896.
1887-1896
10 27
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (N - P)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker: people with surnames beginning with N, O, and P (Peter Nelson; George C. Naegle; Rose H. Neeley; George M. Nolan; E. R. Owen; William M. Palmer; A. B. Porter), 1888 – 1897.
1888-1897
10 28
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and John R. Park
Letters concerning class in phonography.
1889-1896
10 29
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and bank officials in eastern United States
Series of letters to John M. Whitaker from bank officials in 1889 concerning a 300 dollar draft, plus a letter dated 16 January 1888 from C. Williams at Washington, D.C., to John M. Whitaker concerning his inquiry about employment.
1888-1889
10 30
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and the Phonographic Institute, Cincinatti
Three letters from Jerome B. Howard, General Business Manager at the Phonographic Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, to John M. Whitaker at the University of Deseret, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1891-1897.
1891-1897
10 31 1888-1895
10 32
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and George Reynolds
Letters (some in shorthand) exchanged between John Whitaker and people and companies with names beginning with R (Robinson, J. V.; Ray, Milton S.; E. H. Rollins and Sons; Ricks, Thomas E.; Roskelley, Samuel), 1888; 1889; 1893; 1896; 1897.
1888-1897
10 33
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and George Reynolds
Ten letters from George Reynolds of the Missionary Committee of the Apostles to John M. Whitaker, including the call to serve a mission in the Eastern United States, plus Whitaker’s letter expressing willingness to serve.
1886-1897
10 34
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and Franklin D. Richards
Letters (some in shorthand) and telegrams from Apostle Franklin D. Richards to John M. Whitaker in answer to Whitaker's report of his speech, and his seeking employment with him. Information regarding the arrest of J. W. Taylor is mentioned.
1884-1886
10 35
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and Franklin D. Richards
Letters to Whitaker for future employment as the Church offices were closing down. Church was disincorporated by the Federal Government with the passing of the Edmunds Tucker Law.
1887
10 36 1888-1889
10 37
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and B. H. Roberts
During these years Roberts was absent on various missions. He authorized Whitaker to be agent for him in his business affairs while he was away. Letters cover his instructions and requests.
1884-1893
10 38 1896-1898
10 39
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (S)
Letters exchanged between John Whitaker and people and companies with names beginning with S (Savage, Levi; Slater, A.; Smith, Eliza Morgan; Smith, J.; Smith, J. A.; Smith, John R.; Smith, A. O.; Snow, O. W.; Spencer, George M.; Strauchon, William; Stayner, Arthur; Starkey, A. J.; Squires, George B.; Smith, C. H.), 1884 – 1896.
1884-1896
10 40
Salt Lake and Eastern Railway correspondence
Letters and telegrams to John M. Whitaker related to business regarding the Salt Lake and Eastern Railway and the Salt Lake and Fort Douglas Railway.
1888-1890
10 41
John Mills Whitaker correspondence concerning Salt Lake Stake Library
J. M. Whitaker with Hubert L. Hall and Willard Done formed the committee to organize a library and free reading room. Appealed to bishops to help raise funds. Orders for books. Letters from Church authorities and prominent men and women.
1888-1893
10 42
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and William C. Spence
Letters and telegrams from William C. Spence to John M. Whitaker, often pertaining to Whitaker’s travel to the East Coast in 1889.
1889
10 43
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and William Spry
Letters and telegrams from William Spry to John M. Whitaker and others, regarding missionary work in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1888 – 1889.
1888-1889
10 44
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (T)
Letters exchanged between John Whitaker and people and companies with names beginning with T (Teasdel, S. P.; Tanner, N.; Thorp, Samuel B.; Thomas, Zeph; ), 1889 – 1897; Also, the program for the Funeral of President John Taylor, July 29, 1887.
1887-1897
10 45
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and James E. Talmadge
Letters concerning speaking engagement and a request to see pictures taken on their Yellowstone trip.
1894; 1896
10 46
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (U - V)
Letters exchanged between John Whitaker and people and companies with names beginning with U and V (University of Deseret Alumni Association; University Chronicle; Utah Loan and Trust Company; Van Cott, Oscar), 1890 – 1896.
1890; 1896
10 47
Correspondence concerning water supply
Letters and documents relating to water supply in the Arlington Extension subdivision, and business of the Verona Water Company.
1890-1897
10 48
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (W)
Letters exchanged between John Whitaker and people and companies with names beginning with W (Waldron, Maryette; Wilcox, J. H.; Wilcox, Charles F.; Wilcox, Lizzie S.; Wright, E. S.; Welch, C. H.; Warner, F. W.; Westerfield, William; Walden, J. B.; Werner Company; Woolley, Viola;), 1884 – 1897.
1884-1897
10 49
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and Wilford Woodruff
While in exile. Letter giving events of his life (own writing). Also a transcript by Whitaker. Had been in exile 28 months. Whitaker asks for 30 dollars per month from the Council of Twelve Apostles for the library. Whitaker asks for money from the Bishop's Storehouse in advance for his services as secretary of the Seventies to build his home. Call to the mission field.
1887-1897
10 50
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and B. W. Young
B. W. Young is the son of J. W. Young and attended Brigham Young Academy.
1888-1889
10 51
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and Chrisine D. Young
Four letters dated 1888 and 1889 from Christine D. Young (wife of John Willard Young) from Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Honolulu to John M. Whitaker in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1888-1889
10 52
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and John Wesley Young
In New York on business of railroads. Whitaker was in charge of the home office during this time. He acted also as his private secretary. Most letters had to do with the business of the railroads, the Salt Lake and Eastern Railways, and the Salt Lake and Fort Douglas Railroad.
1888
10 53
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and John W. Young
Letters and telegrams sent from New York City or Washington, D.C., by John W. (Willard) Young of the North American Exchange Company to John M. Whitaker in 1889, often concerning construction of the Salt Lake and Eastern Railway and other business matters, including John Whitaker’s trip east
1889
10 54
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and John Wesley Young
Three letters from John Wesley Young (son of John Willard and Elizabeth Canfield Young) to John M. Whitaker, August 1898, as he was beginning his studies at the Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah.
1888
11
General and Family Letters
Letterpress books. Copies of Whitaker's outgoing letters.
1886-1900
12
General Correspondence, Mission, A-M
1898-1899
Box Folder
12 1
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (A)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker related to mission work in the eastern United States, 1898 to 1900: people and organizations with names beginning with “A” (G. E. Asper (?) of Paterson, N.J.; David R. Allen; Henry Abse(?) of Everett, Mass.; Paul Fischer, entomologist at the Agricultural Experiment State, Logan, Utah); J. B. Toronto, C. A. Whiting, and D. R. Allen of the University of Utah, requesting a photo of John M. Whitaker for the school’s history); W. S. Allen of Palmer, Mass.; Louis Ames of North Haven, Maine; Alma Ash at Salt Lake City; Sam Asquit, Manton, R. I.; C. H. Bryson of the Athens County Gazette; Relief C. Atwood; H. P. Attwell).
1898-1899
12 2
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and Thomas Alston
Member of 105 Quorum of Seventies. Writes of events in Salt Lake City at the time.
12 3
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (B)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker related to mission work in the eastern United States, 1898 to 1900, from people and organizations with names beginning with “B” (? Brower; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; H. P. Baldwin of Central Railroad Company of New Jersey; Emily B.; C. C. Ballantyne; J. E. Baird; George Barnes; O. Bellmann; Ebben and Laura Brown of North Haven, Maine; C. J. Budlong of Ashaway, R.I.; Arthur F. Burton; Thomas Butterfield).
1898-1899
12 4 1899
12 5
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (C)
Letters and post cards to and from John M. Whitaker related to mission work in the eastern United States, 1898 to 1900, from people and organizations with names beginning with “C” (Hugh J. Cannon; J. M. Calderwood; James Campkin; William Cameron; Georgins Y. Cannon; S. Q. Cannon; Willard T. Cannon; Mary M. Channell; Enoch and P. C. Cornia; C. H. Crane; Marion D. Crane; O. O. Crockett; S. Crooker; G. H. Crow.
1898-1899
12 6
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (D)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker related to mission work in the eastern United States, 1897 to 1900, from people and organizations with names beginning with “D” (Francis N. Daire; Joseph W. Damron; J. H. Davis; J. Emert Dewey; Apollos G. Driggs; J. U. Dunyon (with Samuel Knight); J. W. Dunia; Henry and Elmira Dyer).
1898-1899
12 7
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (E)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker related to mission work in the eastern United States, 1898 to 1900, from people and organizations with names beginning with “E” (Janna Enholm of Salt Lake City; George W. Esplin (with James Campkin) at Ipswich, Mass.; Gilbert Evans).
1898-1899
12 8
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (F)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker related to mission work in the eastern United States, 1898 to 1900, from people and organizations with names beginning with “F” (Roy Fairbanks at Walsenburg, Colo.; F. Feely (?), Charles W. Felt; C. D. Fjeldsted at Logan and Salt Lake City, Utah; E. B. Foster at Springfield, Mass.).
1898-1899
12 9
Documents and reports relating to LDS mission work in the eastern United States
A set of reports, letters, etc., relating to LDS mission work in the eastern United States, 1898 – 1899.
1898-1899
12 10 1899
12 11 1898-1899
12 12
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (G)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker related to mission work in the eastern United States, 1898 to 1900: people and organizations with names beginning with “G” (Clarence Gardner, Marie (?) Gates, Adam Gledhill; George Goddard; William W. Graham; Edward S. Green at Worcester, Mass.).
1898-1899
12 13
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (H)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker related to mission work in the eastern United States, 1898 – 1899: people and organizations with names beginning with “H” ((James Hacking, John Hafen of Sugar House, H. C. Hansen, C. A. Hardy, L. S. Harris of Harrisville, Utah; W. W. Harrison, Norman Hays, Frank B. and Addie M. Henderson of Sanford, Maine; Joseph Hesketh, William R. Holmes; James Holmes; William H. Holman; S. S. Hooker (with C. O. Weist) in Maine; Joseph Hubbard; James W. Hudson (with William Cameron) at Truro, Nova Scotia).
1898-1899
12 14 1898-1899
12 15
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and Leo Hunsaker
Hunsaker was Secretary of the Sunday School Board and a member of the First Council of Seventies.
1898-1899
12 16
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and either Thomas Hull and James Ingebretsen
Three letters from Thomas Hull and two letters from James Ingebretsen to John M. Whitaker during his to mission in the eastern United States, 1898. One letter discusses the Josephites.
1898-1899
12 17
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others (J)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker related to mission work in the eastern United States, 1899: people and organizations with names beginning with “J” (B. H. Johnson, M. A. Johnson, W. K. Johnson, Ephraim Jensen).
1898-1899
12 18
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (K)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker related to mission work in the eastern United States, 1899: people and organizations with names beginning with “K” (H. A. Keeler, J. Golden Kimball; H. H. Kinsman; Samuel Knight).
1898-1899
12 19 1897-1898
12 20 1898-1899
12 21
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (L)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker related to mission work in the eastern United States, 1899: people and organizations with names beginning with “L” (L. B. Laker, A. P. Kesler, G. M. Larsen of Paterson, N. J., “Brother Lewis,” Susie Lewis, Ebener Leadbetter).
1898-1899
12 22
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others, (M)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker related to mission work in the eastern United States, 1899: people and organizations with names beginning with “M” (John A. Mayer, J. W. (Mud?), Mabel Moore, Robert Morris, F. F. Moses, Betsey F. Moulton, George C. Murdock).
1898-1899
12 23
General documents related to John Mills Whitaker’s mission, 1898-1899
Handwritten articles by John M. Whitaker intended for publication in newspapers during his mission in the eastern United States, plus a printed copy of the resolution demanding the expulsion of B. H. Roberts from the House of Representatives of the 56th Congress.
1898-1899
12 24
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others (M)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker related to mission work in the eastern United States, 1899: people and organizations with names beginning with “M” (D. M. McAlister, George D. and Jennie MacDonald of Hyde Park, Massachusetts).
1898-1899
12 25
New England Conference reports and correspondence
Letters and reports from various missionaries to John Mills Whitaker, President of the New England States conference of the Eastern States Mission, May 19, 1898, to August 1, 1898.
1898
12 26
New England Conference reports and correspondence
Letters and reports from various missionaries to John Mills Whitaker, President of the New England States conference of the Eastern States Mission, 10 to 30 September 1898.
1898
12 27
New England Conference reports and correspondence
Letters and reports from various missionaries to John Mills Whitaker, President of the New England States conference of the Eastern States Mission, Oct. 1 to 29 Dec 1898.
1898
12 28
New England Conference reports and correspondence
Letters and reports from various missionaries to John Mills Whitaker, President of the New England States conference of the Eastern States Mission, 13 – 17 January 1899.
1899
12 29
New England Conference reports and correspondence
Letters and reports from various missionaries to John Mills Whitaker, President of the New England States conference of the Eastern States Mission, January 24 - 31, 1899.
1899
12 30
New England Conference reports and correspondence
Letters and reports from various missionaries to John Mills Whitaker, President of the New England States conference of the Eastern States Mission, February 13 – 16, 1899.
1899
12 31
New England Conference reports and correspondence
Letters and reports from various missionaries to John Mills Whitaker, President of the New England States conference of the Eastern States Mission, Feb. 21 – 28, 1899.
1899
12 32
New England Conference reports and correspondence
Letters and reports from various missionaries to John Mills Whitaker, President of the New England States conference of the Eastern States Mission, Mar. 1 – 16, 1899.
1899
12 33
New England Conference reports and correspondence
Letters and reports from various missionaries to John Mills Whitaker, President of the New England States conference of the Eastern States Mission, March 25 – 30, 1899.
1899
12 34
New England Conference reports and correspondence
Letters and reports from various missionaries to John Mills Whitaker, President of the New England States conference of the Eastern States Mission, April 15 – 18, 1899.
1899
12 35
New England Conference reports and correspondence
Letters and reports from various missionaries to John Mills Whitaker, President of the New England States conference of the Eastern States Mission, April 20 – 27, 1899.
1899
12 36
New England Conference reports and correspondence
Letters and reports from various missionaries to John Mills Whitaker, President of the New England States conference of the Eastern States Mission, May 1 – 21, 1899.
1899
12 37
New England Conference reports and correspondence
Letters and reports from various missionaries to John Mills Whitaker, President of the New England States conference of the Eastern States Mission, May 26 – 27, 1899.
1899
12 38 1899
13
General Correspondence, Mission, O-Y
1898-1899
Box Folder
13 1
Correspondence related to mission 1897-1899: Letter of introduction by George N. Oakley
Letter dated 9 February 1898 at New Brunswick, New Jersey by George N. Oakley to his “Uncle Joshua,” introducing John M. Whitaker who has requested use of a chapel; with added notes by John M. Whitaker.
1898
13 2
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others (P)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker related to mission work in the eastern United States, 1898 to 1900, from people with surnames beginning with “P” (Abbie Pevear, E. W. Paxman, Amelia L. Piguot, T. C. Potterton, Charles Albert and Elizabeth Pratt, Joseph F. Pulley).
1898-1899
13 3
Letters between John Mills Whitaker and George P. Pyper
Pyper was secretary of the Sunday School Board and First Council of Seventy.
1898-1899
13 4
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others (R)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker related to mission work in the eastern United States, 1898 to 1900, from people with surnames beginning with “R” (J. W. Reed, George Reynolds, W. L. Rich, Franklin D. Richards, R. T. Rhees, J. T. Robertson, H. J. Robinson, Thomas Rowley).
1898-1899
13 5 1898-1899
13 6
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others (S)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker related to mission work in the eastern United States, 1898 to 1900, from people and organizations with names beginning with “S” (Jesse J. Smith, Don Spafford, C. R. Savage, M. Spence, Nellie S. Spinney, State Bank of Utah, William B. Stark, Ezra J. Stewart, J. Z. Stewart Jr., Charles Stone, Mary L. Stone, John Stothoff).
1898-1899
13 7 1898-1899
13 8
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and William H. Smart
President of Eastern States Mission. Letters related to mission work in the eastern United States.
1898-1899
13 9
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and William H. Smart
Letters related to mission work in the eastern United States.
1898-1899
13 10
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and William H. Smart
Letters related to mission work in the eastern United States.
1898-1899
13 11
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and Edward Hunter Snow
Letters related to mission work in the eastern United States, 1898 to 1900, between John Mills Whitaker and Edward H. Snow, August 1899 to February 1900.
1899-1900
13 12
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others (T)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker related to mission work in the eastern United States, 1898 to 1900, from people and organizations with names beginning with “T” (S. B. Thorp, Orrin Tuttle, Mary L. Taylor).
1898-1899
13 13
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others (W)
Letters to and from John M. Whitaker related to mission work in the eastern United States, 1898 to 1900, from people and organizations with names beginning with “W” (Arthur J. Wagstaff, Joseph Wallace, E. O. Weist, Charles E. Westover, M. White, E. D. Whiting, J. H. Wilcoe, P. P. Willey, Mary A. Wood).
1898-1899
13 14
Correspondence between John Mills Whitaker and others (Y)
Letter dated 14 January 1898 at Salt Lake City, Utah, from Seymour B. Young to John M. Whitaker; Letter dated 20 January 1898 at Salt Lake City, Utah, from Seymour B. Young to John M. Whitaker; Note (undated) from Seymour B. Young to John M. Whitaker; Letter from Isaac Bray Young to John M. Whitaker.
1898-1899
13 15 1898-1899
13 16 1898-1899
14
General Correspondence, A-P
1900-1929
Box Folder
14 3
Alma Ash Fund
Employee of Z.C.M.I. and staunch church worker. Died suddenly. Whitaker raised money for the widow.
14 7-9
Private Business
Investments, stocks, real estate, and continuing business of the Verona Water Co.
14 10
Callister, E. H.; Chaney, Pearl
14 14
Eastern States Mission Association
Whitaker was first president. Letters concerning reunions.
14 17
Gibbs, George F.; Grant, Heber J.
Letter to Whitaker giving Brigham Young's explanation of the history of the negro. Also, the case of Carl Jentzch, polygamist.
14 26
Leggroan, Frances
Asks question on the Bible and the negro. Whitaker says this person, his student, is a negro.
14 31
Osborn, Henry Fairfield
American Museum of Natural History. Correspondence of evolution and origin of life form. Includes booklet by Osborn on the subject.
14 34
Pines Ranch
14 35-37
Politics
Republican County Committee, 88 Dist. Sugar House.
1902-1906
15
General Correspondence, R-Y
A good portion of the letters contained in these files are from former New England converts, students, former students, missionaries and widows, writing for advice and guidance, and also expressing their great appreciation and thanks for what Whitaker had done for them.
1900-1929
Box Folder
15 1
Rich, Ben E.; Richards, L. L.; Richards, A. Z.
15 4
Smith, Joseph F.
President of LDS Church.
15 5
Salt Lake City, Board of Public Works
1900-1902
15 6
Salt Lake County Treasurer
1903
15 7
Smoot, Reed
Concerning polities and other matters.
1904-1910
15 10-13
Taylor Brothers
Whitaker was office manager. Business of company.
1907-1912
15 14
U of U Alumnus; Urry, Francis
New central building planned. Letter of appreciation.
1912; 1926
15 15-16
U. S. Bureau of Fisheries
Concerning the culture of fish in the springs of Murray.
1905-1908
15 17-18
Utah Federation of Prohibition and Betterment League
Correspondence concerning its development and activity. Whitaker was president.
1914-1916
15 19
Utah Light and Railway Company
Whitaker was ticket and passenger agent.
1905-1907
15 23-33
Whitaker, John Mills
As bishop, home missionary, patriarch, teacher, Seventy, and speaker.
15 34
Young, Dilworth
Missionary writes for information.
1920
16
General Correspondence
1930-1959
Box Folder
16 1
Auerbach, Herbert S.
In answer to request from Whitaker, he sends songs of his own composition.
16 3
Bliss, Leslie E.
Concerning Huntington Library acquiring the original copy of Whitaker's Daily Journal to photostat. Folder includes the Railway Express receipt.
1950-1956
16 4-5
Business Letters
Letters dealing with various investments, rentals, etc.
16 7
Civilian Defense Council
Literature of council.
1942
16 8
Darter, Francis M.
Withdrawing his request for a patriarchial blessing from Patriarch Whitaker.
1949
16 10
Eberstadt, Edward and Sons
Request to buy the Book of Commandments, lst edition, which had belonged to John Taylor.
1950
16 17
Grant, Heber J.
President of LDS Church. Casual letters.
16 22
Kirkpatrick, Leonard H.
U of U Librarian. Concerning the U of U Library acquiring the John Mills Whitaker papers.
1953-1958
16 27
Millikan, Robert A.
Whitaker's letter of thanks for his visit with him.
1951
16 30
Pay, Douglas L.
Whitaker lists for him the outstanding achievements inaugurated in the Granite Stake since its organization, which were later adopted by the Church.
1850
16 31
Pines Club, Inc.
Letters to senators and U. S. Fish and Wildlife about stocking the streams with fish in the Wasatch mountains.
16 36
Unviersity of Utah
Note by Whitaker on the letter about Ralph Chamberlain and his history.
16 39-41
Whitaker, J. M.

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Container(s) Description Dates
Box
17
King Hill Irrigation Project King Hill, Idaho
Box contains contracts, correspondence, maps and pamphlets, pictures, tax notices, sales, etc., arranged alphabetically by year.
1908-1927
Box Folder
17 9
Letters
Letter from Reed Smoot in answer to Whitaker concerning the failure of the canal project. Addison T. Smith states the government will take over the project.
1916
17 12
Letter
Letter from King Hill Irrigation District president, A. B. Montgomery, giving the history of the project to date and the necessity for making assessments.
1919
18
Granite Seminary, Correspondence
1914-1929
Box Folder
18 1-7
Bennion, Adam S.
Supt. of Commission of Education, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Pertaining to the development of the seminary program, with plans for the instructors as well as students. Bennion was at University of California getting his doctorate. Had Whitaker do one survey for him.
1918-1928
18 9-11
Brimhall, George H.
President of Brigham Young University; also supervisor of seminaries. Had interest in development.
1920-1923
18 13
Cummings, Horace H.
Supt. of LDS schools.
1914-1919
18 17-23
Granite Seminary Graduations
Programs for the seven years.
18 26-31
LDS Commission of Education
Administrative correspondence. Also teacher contracts.
1922-1928
18 33
Committee for the Outline Course in Church History and Doctrine
18 35-38
LDS General Board of Religion Classes
1915-1923
18 45
Students, Roll and Miscellany
18 47
Tanner, Obert
Seminary teacher at Spanish Fork and then assistant to Whitaker. Letters concerning pins for graduation.
18 48-49
Teacher Reports
19
Granite Seminary, Classwork and Curriculum Development
1914-1929
Box Folder
19 1-4
Classwork, Teaching Notes and Outlines
19 5-6
Committee for the Church History and Doctrine Course of Study
1922; 1925
19 7-10
Lesson Plan Outlines Number 1-98
19 12
Student Letters
19 13-15
Student Testimonies
19 14
Theology Discussions
1929
20
Brigham Young University Summer Schools
1920-1927
Box Folder
20 1
Information, Letter, and Questionnaire
1920
20 2
Shorthand Notes
1920; 1925
20 3-10
Doctrines of the Church
Copies of 35 lectures.
1921
20 11
Science and Religion
Course given by J. M. Whitaker.
1927
21
Deseret Employment Bureau; Civic Employment Bureau
The Deseret Employment Bureau was an agency set up by the LDS Church to help members be employed. Samuel F. Nicholls was the first manager. In 1929, he left and John Whitaker took his place. The Civic Employment Bureau was set up by the State to help find employment for the unemployed. Whitaker was loaned by the Church to operate it from 1931-1932. The Federal program got started and took over some of the work. It eventually became the Relief Program. The Deseret Employment Bureau continued under that name and then changed to the LDS Welfare Program.This box contains materials relating to Backman, Gus P.; Bowman, John F.; Cannon, Sylvester Q.; Employment Advisory Council; the Executive Committee for Employment Agency of the six Salt Lake Stakes of the LDS Church; Family Service Society; Granite Stake Employment Bureau; Hart, R. A.; Ivins, A. W.; McKay, David O.; Clawson, Rudgar.
1927-1930
22
Deseret Employment Bureau; Civic Employment Bureau, A - E
Advisory Committee; Backman, Gus P.; Advisory Council for Unemployment; Bowman, John F.; Cannon, Sylvester; Employment statistics; Executive Committee of the Deseret Employment Bureau.
1931-1932
23
Deseret Employment Bureau; Civic Employment Bureau, F - Z
Governor's Council of One Hundred; Granite Stake employment; Make Work Committee, Salt Lake County; Marcus, Louis; National Women's Relief Society; Unemployed Council; U.S. Employment Service; Utah Associated Industries; Wilson, A. C.
1931-1932
24
Unemployment and Relief
Whitaker as Contact Officer for Relief; Whitaker as Paymaster;Backman, Gus P.; Cannon, Sylvester Q.; Contact Department; Contact Officers of Stakes; Credit Unions; employment opportunities and requests; Goodwill Industries of Southern California; LDS Church Security Program; National Reemployment Service; Presiding Bishop's Office, John Wells and David A. Smith; project assignments; U.S. Employment Service; Utah Works Progress Administration; vocational material; employment correspondence.
1933-1937
25
Unemployment and Relief
Contact Officer for Relief; Daily Employment Report to the Presiding Bishop; samplings.
1930s
26
Unemployment and Relief
Contact Officer for Relief; Report of Produce Tithes to the Presiding Bishop; samplings.
1930s

IV. MiscellanyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
27
Researched Materials for Teaching and Speaking, A-Mi
Box Folder
27 1
Adam
27 2
Apostasy
27 3
Atonement
27 4
Book of Mormon
27 5
Burbank, Luther, " Harvest of the Years"
27 7
Celestial Marriage, B. F. Johnson Account
27 8
Character Building
27 9
Circumcision
27 11
Creation-Inhabiting the World
Joseph Smith's statement to Anson Call.
27 13
Early Church History
B. F. Johnson to George F. Gibbs.
1903
27 14
Education
27 16
Evolution
27 22
Jews
Lecture notes in shorthand on various subjects.
28
Researched Materials for Teaching and Speaking, Mo-W
Box Folder
28 2
Mountain Meadow Massacre
Orson W. Huntsman's statement.
1926
28 3
Negro
George F. Gibbs letter on Brigham Young.
28 4
Obedience
Lectures on Constitution.
28 5
Pioneer Stories
28 7
Prayers, Teaching for Various Occasions
28 8
Priesthood
28 12
Salvation, Plan of
Notes on missionary course, taught in 1949.
28 13
Sex Lectures for Young People
28 15
Spirituality
28 16
Teaching Religion
28 17
Tests, Questions and Answers
28 18
Tithing
29
Addresses, Sermons, Prayers, Writings
Box Folder
29 1
Addresses
Typed copy of address given on Priesthood in the S. L. Tabernacle.
1921-1949
29 2
Funeral Services Given by Whitaker
29 3
Funeral Service of Ida Oakley Taylor Whitaker
1946
29 6
Newspaper Articles
Before being published.
29 7
Poetry
29 8
Prayers
29 9-13
Sermons
29 15
Talks
29 16-18
Writings
30
Miscellany, A-I
Box Folder
30 1
Alma Ash Fund
1903
30 3-6
Business
Bank notes, home contracts, and other miscellany.
30 7
Cards
Greeting and membership.
30 8
Eastern States Mission Lecture Tour
Handbills, posters, etc.
30 10
Golden Wedding Anniversary
1936
30 11
Invitations
1887-1910
30 15
LDS Missionary Farewell Programs
31
Miscellany, L-W
Box Folder
31 1
LDS Deseret Sunday School Union
31 4
Mormonism, Anti-Mormon Literature
31 8-11
Politics
1888-1914
31 12
Religious Pamphlets
31 13-14
San Bernardino Trip
Pictures and pamphlets. Mormon history.
1951
31 17
Taylor, Ida Oakley
Writings.
1877-1884
31 18
University of Deseret Phonography
Record of students.
31 19
Utah Pioneer Jubilee Program
1897
31 20
Utah Pioneer Jubilee, Children's Semi-Centennial
31 21
Patriarchial Blessings
Of John M. Whitaker and his daughter, Ida.
31 22
Whitaker, John M. and Ida
Certificates of miscellaneous memberships.
32
Newspaper Clippings, A-S
Box Folder
32 3
Civilian Defense
1942
32 6-7
Deaths
32 8-12
Deseret News
1856-1862
32 17
L.D.S. Sunday School Conference
1894-1895
32 18
King Hill Project
1908
32 10-22
Mormonism
Eastern newspapers.
1899
32 23
Politics
1902-1904
32 25
Prohibition
1915-1917
32 26
Roberts, B. H., Eastern States Newspapers
1898-1899
32 27
Salt Lake City
Clerk of Board of Public Works controversy.
1902
32 28
Salt Lake City Election
1889-1890
32 29
Salt Lake Stake Library
1887
32 30
Salt Lake Temple Dedication
1894
32 31-32
San Bernardino History
33
Newspaper Clippings, T-Y; Scrapbooks
Box Folder
33 5
Taylor, Frank Y.
1900; 1953
33 6
Taylor, John
Obituary and funeral program.
1887
33 7
Thatcher, Moses
1896
33 9-11
Utah Pioneer Jubilee
1897
33 12
Whitaker, John M.
Clippings which were removed from the original journal Number 4.
1950-1959
Volume
33 1
Scrapbook
1888-1897
33 2
Scrapbook
1898-1899
34
Shorthand Text Books
Isaac Pitman and Sons' phonographic instruction books. Manuals, exercises, handbook for teachers, practice course, etc.

V. Oversize and AddendaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
35
Diary Transcription Notebooks
1883-1888
Box Folder
35 1 1883 January 1-1883 July 11
35 2 1883 July 11-1883 August 4
35 3 1883 August 6-1883 September 4
35 4 1883 September 15-1883 October 12
35 5 1883 October 13-1883 December 6
35 6 1883 December 16-1884 March 1
35 7 1884 March 1-1884 May 23
35 8 1884 May 24-1884 August 15
35 9 1884 August 16-1886 March 27
35 10 1886 March 27-1886 May 5
35 11 1886 May 7-1886 May 18
35 12 1886 May 19-1886 June 16
35 13 1886 June 16-1886 July 17
35 14 1886 July 17-1886 August 20
35 15-16 1886 August 20-1886 November 8
35 16 1886 November 8-1887 February 3
35 17 1887 February 3-1887 April 27
35 18 1887 April 27-1887 July 30
35 19 1887 July 30-1887 September 16
35 20 1888 September 21
36
Diaries in Shorthand (Copies)
Box Folder
36 1
Diary Book Number 1
1883 January 1-October
36 2
Diary Book Number 3
1886 May 7-September 16
36 3
Diary Book Number 4
1887 September 16-1888 September 20
36 4
Diary Book Number 5
1888 September 21-1889 March 29
36 5
Diary Book Number 6
1889 March 29-1890 March 21
36 6
Diary Book Number 7
1890-1897
36 7
Diary Book Number 8
1897-1899
36 8
Diary Book Number 9
1947 January 1
36 9
Miscellaneous Transcription Notebook and Shorthand Interpretation Instructions
37
John Whitaker Journal Number 2
Transcript pages 358-736.
38
Oversize Materials
Box Folder
38 1
Captain Dubsy, " Happytime Memories"
Volume
38 1
John Taylor News Clipping Scrapbook
1840s
39
Bound Journal Typescript
40
Bound Journal Typescript and Index
41
Certificates
1900-1918
42
Diary Transcriptions and Notebooks
Box Folder
42 1 1887 September-1888 January
42 2 1888 January 18-1888 June 3
42 3 1888 June 3-1888 September 19
42 4
Diary Book no. 1 and Book no. 2 (part 1): typescripts
Typescripts with title, “Transcription of John C. [that is, M.] Whitaker Journal, volume 1, January 1, 1883 – October 12, 1883” covering Diary Book number 1 and “Transcription of John C. [that is, M.] Whitaker Journal, Book #2, volume 1, commencing October 13, 1883” covering part of Diary Book no. 2. Transcribed by LaJean Purcell; Original journals were written in Pitman shorthand.
1883 January 1-1883 October 12
42 5
Diary Book no. 2 (part 2) and Book no. 3 (part 1): typescripts
Remainder of the typescript transcribing Whitaker’s Diary Book no. 2, from June 1 1884 to May 6, 1886; and first part of the transcript of Whitaker’s Diary Book no. 3, May 7, 1886 to Sept. 17, 1886. Transcribed by LaJean Purcell; Original journals were written in Pitman shorthand.
1883 January 1-1883 October 12
42 6
Diary Book no. 3 (part 2) and typescripts from November 12-26 1887
Remainder of the typescript transcribing Whitaker’s Diary Book no. 3, September 17, 1886, to 16 September 1887; followed by typescript of journal entries from 12 November 1887 to 26 November 1887. Transcribed by LaJean Purcell; Original journals were written in Pitman shorthand.
1883 January 1-1883 October 12
42 7 1887 November 27-1888 May 27
Utah Federation of Prohibition and Betterment Leagues
Box Folder
43 1
Prohibition League Letter
1914
43 2
State Prohibition Convention Materials
1914
43 3
Utah Federation of Prohibition and Betterment Leagues' Minutes
Heber J. Grant, a member of the L.D.S. church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, chaired the initial meeting of the U.F.P.B.L. which was held on October 5, 1914. Because of Grant's numerous church responsibilities, those assembled decided to replace Grant with John M. Whitaker who was elected president of the organization.
1914
43 4
Correspondence: Utah Federation of Prohibition and Betterment Leagues
1914
43 5
Lists of Betterment Leagues, Churches, Newspapers, and Magazines in Utah
1914
43 6
Utah State Senate Bill Proposal for Prohibiting the Manufacture, Sale, and Keeping for Sale of Alcoholic Products with Some Exceptions
The first draft of the bill permitted the manufacturing of wine for an individual's consumption and the manufacturing and wholesale sale of grain alcohol.
1915
Box
44
Copy of daily journal of John M. Whitaker
Letters and documents filed according to date and each year.
1847-1883

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