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Identifier Dear_Ellen
Title Dear Ellen: Two Mormon Women and Their Letters
Creator Ellsworth, S. George
Subject Clawson, Ellen Spencer, 1832-1896; McGary, Ellen Pratt, 1832-1895
Subject Local Letters; Mormon Pioneers; Mormon History
Description The text of personal letters between Ellen Spencer Clawson and Ellen Pratt McGary written in 1856 through 1857. Publication of these letters also in "Western Humanities Review", volume 13, Spring 1959.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Contributors Series Editors: Cooley, Everett L.; Madsen, Brigham D.; Tyler, S. Lyman; Ward, Margery W.
Date 1974
Type Text
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Source "Dear Ellen: two mormon women and their letters"
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, The Mormons, and the West, no. 3
Coverage 1832-1896
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
Source Physical Dimensions 14.5 cm x 22.75 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
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Scanning Technician Clifton Brooks
Metadata Cataloger Jeff Jonsson; Jan Robertson
Call Number BX 8695 C29 E44
ARK ark:/87278/s6p84b4x
Topic Mormon pioneers; Letters
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Date Created 2006-10-04
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 329271
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x

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Description Dear Ellen illness in early youth that left him lame in one leg, his parents (with some outside assistance) gave special attention to his education. He taught in Georgia, studied for the Baptist ministry, and graduated with a bachelor's degree from the Theological College at Hamilton, New York, in 1829. lie served the Baptist church in Massachusetts and Connecticut for twelve years before joining the Mormons. At Nauvoo the Spencer and Pratt children spent their early adolescent years playing, going to school, and attending plays and socials. The fathers worked on the Nauvoo Temple. Orson Spencer set up a school and was later named professor in the University of Nauvoo. He also served as alderman in the city government. Because of Addison Pratt's knowledge of the Polynesians of the Hawaiian Islands (among whom he had spent six months in 1822 as a seaman), he was called to take a mission to the Pacific Islands. He left Nauvoo June i, 1843, leaving his wife and four daughters (ages eleven to three). Unable to obtain passage for Hawaii, the missionary and his companions took a ship for the Society Islands of the South Pacific. There in Tahiti, Tubuai, and the coral islands of the Tuamotu archipelago Addison Pratt and companions indelibly established the Mormon church, converting hundreds to the Latter-day Saint faith. During Pratt's five-year mission, Mrs. Pratt managed her family as best she could through the troublous years of the Mormon exodus west. Difficulties between the citizens of Illinois and the Mormons led to the deaths of the Mormon prophet and the patriarch - Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum - in June 1844. Tempers seemed to cool for a while, then in September 1845 farm nouses of Mormons in the districts outlying Nauvoo were attacked and burned. That fall the Mormons agreed to leave Nauvoo the next spring. The winter of 1845-46 was a time of preparation for a westward migration to an unknown home. In this situation the Spencer family found itself in the sha-
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Source Dear Ellen, two Mormon Women, and Their Letters
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 329064
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329064