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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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Scanning Technician Clifton Brooks
Metadata Cataloger Jeff Jonsson; Jan Robertson
Call Number BX 8695 C29 E44
ARK ark:/87278/s6p84b4x
Topic Mormon pioneers; Letters
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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 ceremony, you thought you would wait and increase them, before you made a wedding "Well, it is highly probable there will he one more at least, or else you will he an exception to the generality of women, that's all, A pleasant time to you at the anniversary, I guess your mother can find room in the corner for the cradle. But never mind my jokes Ellen, I wish you all the joy and happiness possible, and hope Mr McGary will prove to be all that yo\ir heart can desire in a husband. I believe I can wish you nothing better. It is a serious move, and the longer you live, the more fully will you realize the importance of the step you have taken. I wish your "Father's oldest son" could have been able to have made a wedding tour to this place When you spoke of John Eldridge in such a way, my first thought was Well, she will be here soon, that's good, at any rate, and if your husband is a good saint, he will want to be here sooner or later, but much depends on your influence. I suppose your greatest fear of this place is, the plurality of wife System, being so popular, but if your heart was right, you would be willing to be tried, if necessary, in order that you might "rise above all things." Salt Lake City has improved greatly since you left it, and is very much like a city of the world, except in wickedness, but we are not entirely free from that, for you know where there is good, there is always evil also. I expect you hear a great many bad reports about this place, which perhaps have no foundation at all. I know the authorities of this Church, arc very particular in regard to womens conduct with the Gentiles, and some of the girls that left here in company with the officers and soldiers,'1 were so wilful that they commenced •'Refers to troops under the command of Lieutenant Colonel E. J. Steploe who arrived August 31, 1854, and remained through the following winter. Step toe was tent to Utah to investigate the Gunnison Massacre and was offered the governorship of the Territory of Utah by President Pierce. Step toe declined the appointment in order to continue his military career; he supported the reappointment of Brigham Young, which was done, 23
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Source Dear Ellen, two Mormon Women, and Their Letters
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 329080
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329080