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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
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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 The Letters by that time whether I have changed my condition for weal or woe, but I have every reason to look for a bright future I shall try to live so as to merit it or make it for myself. I will tell you more about it next mail John promised me he would go and see you and if he does he will tell vou all about it We are going to live at home this summer Father being gone the oldest son of course will have to take his place and see to affairs till his return and everything will go on much the same as it did before Father went away. I {It} really seemed like old times to see John again. I have'nt seen anyone that looked so natural in a long time. Give my love to Margaret and tell her I should be very happy to hear from her. 1 was sorry Mary Ann did not come to see you I should be so glad to hear from her. I spent one month with Lucre-tia Burdick now Mrs. Barns early in the spring I believe you remember her. she has had miserable health for three or four years but she is better now since she had her child, it was a boy weighing over eight pounds she suffered every thing but it will all be forgotten, if she regains her health Now Ellen as you say the ice is broken do not let your side freeze over and I wont mine. Give my love to sister Hutchinson^ Aurelia, and all enquiring friends It is time almost for the mail to start so with many good wishes and God bless yous I subscribe myself as ever your old friend Ellen S. Pratt, alias Mrs William McGary3 2"Sister Hutchinson," frequently mentioned in the letters remains unidentified. Among Ellen Pratt McGary's effects is a copy of the Bible, leather bound and embossed, three by five inches, with a metal clasp, inscribed: "C. E. Hutchinson to Ellen S. Pratt, July 1st, 1854." The 1860 manuscript census of Utah Territory for Great Salt Lake City (microfilm, National Archives), page 27, lists a Constantine Hutchinsoii (iw husband in household), a school teacher, aged forty-three, with seven children, ages two to nineteen. One child was named Sarah E. (possibly Sarah Ellen for Ellen Pratt?]. See letter of Ellen Pratt McGary, October 7, 1856, sixth paragraph. 3William H. McGary, born 1832, Montreal, Canada, with, his patents joined the Mormons1 and emigrated to Illinois in 1840, thence to Utah, settling in Ogden by 1850. The father, Charles Henry McGary, was a blacksmith by trade. 21
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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 329078
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329078