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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 019
Description Ellen Pratt McGary to Ellen Spencer Clawson San Bernardino May 24th 1856 My Dear old Friend 'of bygone days I seat myself this afternoon to inform you of my surprise and pleasure when I received your letter by the last mail when I saw it was from you my heart fairly leaped for joy; it was what I had wished for but hardly expected for a long time. Oh! it brought back old "bygones" so forcibly to mind, how I wished I could be right there long enough to see if it would seem in reality as plain as in imagination: it made me wish to be in Salt Lake worse than ever. I cannot say that I have felt to be in exactly the right spot since we left there; for that was all the solace I had while on rny lonely pilgrimage (for such it seemed some of the time) among the "sunny Isles of the South" for they are sunny as you would be undoubtedly convinced by the time you had circumnavigated the Island some warm day on foot or in an open boat. How I used to wish you were there to admire with me the beauties of Ocean, tree, and flowers. An admirer of nature in its pristine loveliness would find much to amuse and interest them there. I have often thought of the fairy castles built in air that we erected that afternoon. I have waited long for the realization of those bright young hopes but all in vain, the nearer I approach the fairy fabric like the Will o' the wisp it vanishes in air and I am left farther from it than ever but I have lived long enough to discern quite a little difference between the romance and the realities of life though I have 19
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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 329076
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329076