Sarah Gilbert White Smith Diary
Scope and Contents
Collection contains a copy of the journal of Mrs. Smith's journey with her husband (and others) from Springfield, Massachusetts. to Waiilatpu, Oregon Territory to join Marcus Whitman in his missionary work (1838-1839). Diary also available on microfilm (C MSS Mflm75).
- March 10, 1838-September 14, 1839
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Biographical / Historical
Daughter of Alfred and Sarah (Gilbert) White of West Brookfield Massachusettes. Later, wife of Rev. Asa B. Smith. The couple were pioneer Oregon missionaries to the Indians, under appointment of American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
1 microfilm reels (35mm)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Lucretia Vaile, Palmer Lake, Colo., 1958.
"Copied by her neice [sic], Alice J. White." Original apparently destroyed.
Collection includes microfilm Mflm 75.
- Diaries Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
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- Oregon Territory -- History. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Overland journeys to the Pacific -- 19th century. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women missionaries -- Oregon Territory -- Diaries -- 19th century. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women pioneers -- Oregon Territory -- 19th century. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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