Letters of Luna Young Thatcher to Nellie Thatcher Blair

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Title Letters of Luna Young Thatcher to Nellie Thatcher Blair
Alternative Title 0120_04_09
Creator Thatcher, Luna Young, 1842-1922
Contributor Blair, Nellie Thatcher, 1864-1941
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1880; 1903-04-04
Temporal Coverage 1880-July 4, 1903
Date Digital 2013-04-26
Spatial Coverage Logan (Utah); Salt Lake City (Utah); San Francisco (Calif.); New York (N.Y.)
Subject Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History; Utah--History; Young, Mary Ann Angell, 1803-1882; Young, Brigham, 1801-1877
Description 1880-July 4, 1903; Thatcher, Luna Young, to Nellie Thatcher Blair. Luna writes often and lovingly to her daughter Nellie Thatcher Blair. At first, 1880, Nellie is a young girl staying in Salt Lake City, probably with her grandmother Mary Ann Angell Young, and going to school. Luna is often concerned about her mother's illness and wonders why the Lord permits her to suffer so. She sends her love and best wishes to her mother through Nell's letters. They discuss all the "mother-daughter" subjects, i.e., carpeting, wall paper, lace curtains, health, and all things important to Nell's welfare. In 1889 Luna expresses her appreciation for the goodness of George Blair, whom Nellie has married. She often sends them boxes of fruit from Logan, sometimes it is bottled fruit, butter, and chickens when they are butchered. Hired girls are discussed as well as mortgage payments, getting teeth extracted, and having babies. Nell is warned to always be faithful and keep all her covenants. One time Luna writes from San Francisco, Occidental Hotel, where "she and Pa" have gone to consult a doctor at a sanitarium concerning his health. On May 22, 1903, Luna writes from New York City where they are living. Nettie and the girls are attending the National Conservatory studying music. She expresses her sorrow at not being with Nell at the time of the delivery of her baby, but urges her to get a good nurse
Collection Number and Name MS0120 Philip T. Blair Family Papers
Type Text
Genre Correspondence
Format application/pdf
Language eng
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Scanning Technician Niko Amaya;Tim Arnold; Halima Noor; Ceder Gonzalez
Metadata Cataloger Halima Noor; Jeremy Myntti; Floyd Shiery; Anna Neatrour
File Name 0120_04_09.pdf
Conversion Specifications Original scanned on Epson Expression 10000 XL and saved as 400 ppi TIFF. Display image generated in CONTENTdm
ARK ark:/87278/s6cv4n8h
Setname uum_ptbf
Date Created 2015-12-14
Date Modified 2015-12-14
ID 1007650
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6cv4n8h
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