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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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Description Of Bygone. Days put my trust in God that I may always feel strong in faith nothing doubting." Shortly Addison Pratt moved to San Bcrnardino, the Mormon colony in southern California. Ellen soon followed, though Frances stayed in the upper country with friends. To Mrs. Pratt "San Bernardino was a very desirable location. A better class of citizens could not be found in that state.' The Pratt daughters were popular. Ellen and Frances were in their early twenties and the younger sisters in their teens. Pleasurable times were had, long to be remembered bv the familv. But the Polynesian mission remained with Pratt. In October 1853 he received a call to a third mission, with Benjamin F. Grouard. The two went to San Francisco but found it impossible to obtain passage to the islands so returned to San Bernardino after five months' absence. Two years later, in March 1856, Pratt was called to a fourth mission. He proceeded to San Francisco, engaged passage, and was on Tahiti for three months but was prohibited from preaching, so returned to San Francisco. Pratt remained in the upper country to earn money to pay his missionary debts and to be with Frances at the time of her marriage, as reported in the last letters in the Ellen correspondence. In Salt Lake City, Hiram arid Ellen established themselves in the center of many activities, due in part, no doubt, to the interest of Brigham Young in the young couple. At Nauvoo, Hiram had wanted to enter in debating activities but was not admitted. The Prophet Joseph Smith got him into dramatics instead. An earlv part was of the man who threw down fire from heaven in the play Pizarru, in which Brigham Young took the part of the high priest, and other leading elders took major roles. In the valley, Hiram participated in plays put on in the Old Bowery as early as the fall of 1849. From Hiram's future occupations he must have shown early a propensity for writing, record keeping, accounting, and business. He was 13
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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 329071
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329071