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.
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.