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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
Light Source Epson 860XL cold cathode tube
Scanning Device Epson 860XL flatbed scanner
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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Title Dear Ellen, Page 015
Description Of Bygone Days lock, the widow of James Bullock, the people who had cared for his children during his mission to Britain. Orson Spencer also had become involved significantly in many contemporary civil and religious developments. He was a member of the secret Council of Fifty, served in the legislatures of the State of Deseret and of the Territory of Utah, and was chancellor of the University of Deseret. No career in Mormon Utah looked brighter than his. However, Ellen's pleasure in that career was subsequently overshadowed by his absences and her loneliness. The missionary father left the valley September 1852 and arrived in Prussia the following January but was prohibited from preaching and was banished February 2. He returned to Salt Lake Valley August 24, 1853. He was home one year before his next mission. During that year Ellen gave birth to her third child, a girl, Catharine Chloe, born February i, 1854. But the infant, named for Ellen's deceased mother and sister, lived but three-and-a-half months when she died May 12. That summer Orson Spencer was called on a mission to the United States. On this mission he spent about a year in Cincinnati, Ohio, when he was called to the editorial chair of the church's St. Louis Luminary in July 1855. He undertook a mission to the Cherokee Nation when in September he was taken ill, returned to Saint Louis, and there died October 15, 1855. One year later, during the course of the correspondence between the two Ellens, his remains were brought to Salt Lake City for interment by his brother Daniel. One month after the death of Orson Spencer, but a month before news of his death reached the City of the Saints, Ellen's sister Catharine was married to Brigham Young, Jr., November 15, 1855. As the correspondence opens, Ellen Clawson has received news of her father's death (this may have stimulated the correspondence), and Catharine has recently married Brigham Young, Jr., "Briggy" in the letters. Ellen's children are: Brad-15
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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 329073
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329073