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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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Resolution 400dpi
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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Description Of Bygone Days "were thronged with company, day and night, people calling to see . . . {his shells and curiosities} and hear about his mission . . . {as well as} numerous anecdotes respecting the islands and natives." Interest in a Polynesian mission may have been heightened by the fact that as soon as Pratt had reported his mission at the October conference, it was voted unanimously "that Elder Pratt return to the islands, accompanied by such elders as should be designated hereafter . . . ." To prepare such elders for an island mission, Pratt conducted that winter a class for some twenty students, three evenings a week, in the study of the Tahitiari language. By spring the elders were ready, but there were delays, and it was only on an emergency basis that he left in October 1849 with Brig-ham Young's assurance that the president would send Pratt's wife and daughters, Mrs. Pratt's sister and her family, and others the next spring. On September 22, 1849, about a week before Pratt left for his second mission, Orson Spencer returned from his three-year mission, bringing with him a new wife and young baby. He was reunited with his young children at last. No doubt the returned missionary had much to do to set up a home for his enlarged family. But there would be changes. Within six months after his return, Ellen was married to Hiram B. Claw-son on March 18, 1850. It is said that the father opposed the marriage though it was not recorded why. It is known, though, that he soon relented and pronounced great blessings on them and on their children to be. While Hiram Clawson and his Ellen were setting up their household, Ellen Pratt was preparing for an island mission. On May 7, 1850, the company of twenty-one persons left Salt Lake Valley for San Francisco and the Society Islands. Mrs. Pratt and her four daughters and her sister's family headed the list. Sister Pratt saw to it that if her husband went, she would go, and that if she went, she would not go alone, hence her sister and ner family. The company went overland by 11
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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 329069
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329069