Daniel S. Whitney Papers

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Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Fax: (805) 893-5749
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
© 2003
Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Daniel S. Whitney Papers, ca. 1864-1977

Collection number: Wyles SC 298

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    17 November 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Daniel S. Whitney Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1864-1977
Collection Number: Wyles SC 298
Creator: Whitney (Daniel S.)
Extent: .1 linear feet (1 folder)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Vault
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Daniel S. Whitney Papers. Wyles SC 298. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. C. R. Pomeroy, 1978.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains papers of the Reverend Daniel Saunders Whitney, Massachusetts abolitionist (1810-1894), including a Civil War era diary (1865-1866), correspondence to his wife Sophia and daughters (ca. 1864-1865), an engraved portrait of Whitney, and a page of the Banner of Freedom (printed by the 25th Ohio Vet. Vol. Infantry, Sumter, South Carolina, Apr. 10, 1865). Also included are carbons of a letter from a granddaughter of Whitney, to Richard M. Nixon, 1962, describing Whitney's meeting with Gen. Grant and Pres. Lincoln, and how "The Parson's Cane" came to be known as "The Lincoln Mascot," as well as a biographical sketch of Whitney by Mrs. C. R. Pomeroy, 1977.
Several of the letters are written from the Colored Hospital, City Point, VA, then the Base Hospital Army of the James Point of Rocks, VA, where the U.S. Sanitary Commission had stationed Whitney, and where he attended to the spiritual, as well as dietary, needs of the patients. The diary also contains numerous entries describing medical conditions, patients, and surgeons in the hospital wards.

Collection Contents

Box

Papers of the Reverend Daniel Saunders Whitney, Massachusetts abolitionist, ca. 1864 - 1977