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Daniel S. Whitney Papers
Wyles SC 298  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
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  • 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


    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.