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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 Dear Ellen named aid-de-camp in the headquarters of the Nauvoo Legion in June 1849, beginning a long career as a leading officer in the territorial militia, frequently serving as aid-decamp, as lieutenant, colonel, and at last, general. In May 1850 he went with the legion to help settle Indian troubles in Utah Valley. He frequently went with Brigham Young to visit settlements and projects in the valley. A year after marriage, March 11, 1851, Ellen gave birth to her firstborn, a son, Hiram Bradley Clawson, Jr., known as Bradley. Two weeks later, March 27, 1851, Aurelia Spencer was married to Thomas Rogers, and a week following they moved a few miles north to Farmington. The Deseret News (Salt Lake City) for June 23, 1852, carried a notice of the effect of recent heavy rains: "At 9, p.m., the body of Hiram B. Clawson's house, situated east of Mr. Williams' store, fell in, in consequence of the water running into the cellar, and the foundations settling. No one was injured, the family was warned of the danger in time to remove most of the furniture and leave the house. We understand considerable damage was done to buildings now in progress." Seven weeks later Ellen gave birth to her second child, a son, Orson Spencer, born Sunday, August 15. The following Saturday, Hiram brought home a plural wife, Margaret Gay Judd. One week later, Sunday, August 29, 1852, public announcement was made by church officials of the belief in, and the practice among the Mormons of, plural marriage - an announcement and a practice which was to influence the course of Utah's history and the lives of the Clawsons as much as any other single factor. Simultaneously with the public announcement of plural marriage, Brigham Young launched a world-wide missionary effort, calling scores of missionaries to all parts of the world. Ellen's father was called to take a mission to Prussia. In the three years since his return from England, he had married Margaret Miller, Jane Thompson Davis, and Mary Hill Bul- 14
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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 329072
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329072