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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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Bit Depth 8 bit greyscale
Scanning Technician Clifton Brooks
Metadata Cataloger Jeff Jonsson; Jan Robertson
Call Number BX 8695 C29 E44
ARK ark:/87278/s6p84b4x
Topic Mormon pioneers; Letters
Setname uum_ttb
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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Title Dear Ellen, Page 009
Description Of Bygone Days side of the grave?" Letters were exchanged, and goods and money sent by the father to the children. The father thought to print some of Ellen's letters in the Millennial Star, he told her, but none appeared. Brigham Young took special interest in the children. Upon one visit to their cabin, the president told Ellen to buy a good milk cow and he would pay for it. He reminded her of his saying last winter, that if she lacked anything she was to let him know. Wilford Woodruff visited the children and reported to the father that he considered them "a company of young martyrs .... A parent may well consider such a family of children a blessing from God. ... I enquired into their present circumstances. They said they had plenty of meat, and some veal, but had no flour. I told them to come to my house, and I would divide with them. The eldest son came down to day, and I gave him some flour and pork. I would have been glad to have divided with them a long time before, had i but known their circumstances." The father expected to return in two years to take his children to Salt Lake Valley with the emigration of 1848, but he was asked to remain in England another year. Nevertheless, Brigham Young saw that the children went with him, in his company, in 1848, leaving in May for Salt Lake Valley. (Brigham Young, after visiting Salt Lake Valley in 1847, returned to Winter Quarters for the winter of 1847-48, and then led the emigration of 1848.) However close friends may have become at Nauvoo and Winter Quarters, the experience of crossing the plains together bound close friends even closer and allowed for making new friends. In Brigham Young's 1848 company were the Spencer children, the Bullocks, and Mrs. Pratt with her four daughters. In the company, also, was a young man, Hiram B. Clawson, aged twenty-one, whom Ellen Spencer was later to marry, and another young man, Thomas Rogers, who was to marry Aurelia Spencer. Upon arrival in Salt Lake Valley, September i, 1848, Mrs.
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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 329067
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329067