Love letters from George E. Blair to Nellie Thatcher

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Title Love letters from George E. Blair to Nellie Thatcher
Alternative Title 0120_05_02
Creator Blair, George E.
Contributor Blair, Nellie Thatcher, 1864-1941
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1886
Temporal Coverage 1886
Date Digital 2013-04-26
Spatial Coverage Franklin (Idaho)
Subject Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History; Utah--History; Blair, George E.--Correspondence; Love letters--United States; Frontier and pioneer life--Idaho
Description 1886; Blair, George E., to Nellie Thatcher. Love letters, invitations, and notes accompanying gifts are found in this folder. George often encourages her to continue practicing her music noting, Each day lost is gone forever .... The preparation we make in this world, sweetheart, enables us to progress more in the future or Spiritual World. One of the many invitations is to attend the theater where is playing. While working on a ranch at Poverty Flat, Starvation Valley, Idaho he writes often describing the country around Franklin, Idaho. There are log houses with only 2 rooms--sometimes a dirt roof--nearby some corrals and stacks--dirty children & pigs running around promiscuously. He notes the ground is covered with grasshoppers which the residents call hay jumpers. His writing is often poetic, e.g. "As far as this world happiness is concerned it is but the chaff left by the wind of Destiny. A few kernels of the grain are to be found along our path, imbedded in the Soil of Kindness - Ready to burst forth & bear the sweetest fruits when loving words and gentle hands do act as gardeners."At night by moonlight he plays his guitar and sings and thinks of her. Quotes Longfellow, Plato, and Grey, helping to express his deep feelings for her
Collection Number and Name MS0120 Philip T. Blair Family Papers
Type Text
Genre Correspondence
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Scanning Technician Niko Amaya;Tim Arnold; Halima Noor; Ceder Gonzalez
Metadata Cataloger Halima Noor; Jeremy Myntti; Floyd Shiery; Anna Neatrour
File Name 0120_05_02.pdf
Conversion Specifications Original scanned on Epson Expression 10000 XL and saved as 400 ppi TIFF. Display image generated in CONTENTdm
ARK ark:/87278/s6794869
Setname uum_ptbf
Date Created 2015-12-14
Date Modified 2015-12-14
ID 1007240
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