Letters of George W. Thatcher to Luna Young Thatcher, 1862-1870

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Title Letters of George W. Thatcher to Luna Young Thatcher, 1862-1870
Alternative Title 0120_04_01
Creator Thatcher, George Washington, 1840-1922
Contributor Thatcher, Luna Young, 1842-1922
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1862; 1870
Temporal Coverage 1862-1870
Date Digital 2013-04-26
Spatial Coverage Echo Canyon (Utah); Salt Lake City (Utah); Green River (Utah)
Subject Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History; Utah--History; Railroads--Utah; Gold mines and mining--Utah--Green River
Description May 6, 1862-May 29, 1870; Thatcher, George W., to Luna Young Thatcher. This folder contains eighteen letters of George W. Thatcher to his wife Luna Young Thatcher while he was working away from home or on frequent trips. They are personal, loving letters, inquiring as to her health and that of the children, their living conditions, concerned about her moving and getting settled, etc. In November and December 1868 he is at head of Echo, working in a camp to fill a contract for ties for the railroad. The weather is cold and severe snowstorms hamper their efforts, and many men quit and leave, making it difficult for him to complete his contract. On July 10, 1869, he writes Luna from Salt Lake City, hoping that this trip she is on will be a rest and the change she needs. He also mentions that there is great excitement over the gold mines on the Green River. People are leaving the city and county by hundreds--Mormons, Gentiles, and Jews--they seem to be crazy or mad
Collection Number and Name MS0120 Philip T. Blair Family Papers
Type Text
Genre Correspondence
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/
Relation http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv25540
Scanning Technician Niko Amaya;Tim Arnold; Halima Noor; Ceder Gonzalez
Metadata Cataloger Halima Noor; Jeremy Myntti; Floyd Shiery; Anna Neatrour
File Name 0120_04_01.pdf
Conversion Specifications Original scanned on Epson Expression 10000 XL and saved as 400 ppi TIFF. Display image generated in CONTENTdm
ARK ark:/87278/s6bz69jf
Setname uum_ptbf
Date Created 2015-12-14
Date Modified 2015-12-14
ID 1007909
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bz69jf
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