BYU Studies Quarterly
Mormon studies, Newel K. Whitney, Ohio, Kirtland
In the early 1820s, Newel K. Whitney set up his first store in Kirtland, Ohio, in a little log cabin (fig.1). From such humble beginnings he created a thriving business that would later become central to the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, over time the holdings and contributions of the Whitney family in Kirtland were largely forgotten. It was in Kirtland where Joseph Smith arrived and reportedly said to Whitney, whom the Prophet had never met before, "Thou art the man."
Staker, Mark L.
"“Thou Art the Man” Newel K. Whitney in Ohio,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 42:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol42/iss1/5