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A widow's tale: the 1884-1896 diary of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney

A widow's tale: the 1884-1896 diary of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney

Whitney, Helen Mar, 1828-1896; Hatch, Charles M., 1945-; Compton, Todd, 1952-

Volume 6, Life Writings of Frontier Women series. Few 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

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Published Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press 2003

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Statement of responsibility: transcribed and edited by Charles M. Hatch and Todd M. Compton ; introduction, notes, and register by Todd M. Compton
ISBN: 0874214858, 0874215579, 9780874214857, 9780874215571
Note: Print version record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 811-830) and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource ([xiv], 887 pages) : illustrations.
System: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Series: Life writings of frontier women ; v. 6
Subject: Mormon Church.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints History 19th century.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.; Mormon Church History 19th century.; Whitney, Helen Mar, 1828-1896.; Mormon women Diaries.; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Religious.; RELIGION Christianity Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon); Mormon women.; HISTORY United States 19th Century.; Whitney, Helen Mar, 1828-1896 Diaries.
Restrictions: Use copy Restrictions unspecified
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.]: HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
Series Title: Life writings of frontier women ; v. 6.
Local note: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access


  1. Foreword /Maureen Ursenbach Beecher
  2. Helen Mar Whitney's Family
  3. 1884: Horace Has Spent a Dreadful Night
  4. 1885: Oh! How I Feel My Loss
  5. My Widowhood
  6. 1886: It Seemed Like a Dream That I Must Awake From
  7. 1887: I Woke Sobbing Three Times
  8. 1888: This Valley Is Covered with Thick Fog to Day
  9. Very Dreary
  10. 1889: A Beautiful White Coffin Held the Little Lamb & All Pronounced Him Beautiful
  11. 1890: A "Liberal" Gang of the Scum & Boys Passed Up Our Street
  12. 1891: E.M. Wells Came to See Us, & the House, at Evening
  13. Thought It Lovely
  14. 1892: We've Got to Do Something to Keep Ourselves Out of Debt
  15. 1893: Mary ... Gone To Chicago ... We Can't Afford to Go to the Saltair
  16. 1894: They Were the Best & Firmest in the Cause of Truth
  17. 1895: She ... Proposed to Have All Lay Hands on My Head & Rebuke My Afflictions
  18. 1896: I Couldnt Talk Right
  19. After One Word All Was Mudled.