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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
Format application/pdf
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
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Topic Mormon pioneers; Letters
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Date Created 2006-10-04
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 329271
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Description Dear Ellen flirting with the officers just out of spite, thinking they could resist all temtation and flattery, but they missed the mark in doing so, and repented when too late. We hear very bad stones about them, though I presume they are not all true, I hope not at least. I should like to hear all you know about them, Mrs Wheclock especialy, as she was very intimate at our house, also Miss Potter. I was looking over the Western Standard, the other day, and read an account of your May Pic-Nic. I congratulate Loisr* on being the queen, I suppose she is quite a belle. Mr M. Tanner was telling the girls (Hirams sisters) last summer about a ride on horse back with her in which she was thrown and hurt badly. He was married the next day after he came back the last time, to Miss Jane Mount, quite a pretty girl, who looks very much as Mary Ann Knowlton used to I do not know whether Bro Eldridge has got in yet or not, he certainly has not been to see me, however I expect he will not call very soon for his family live at Cotton Wood, and he would probably have a good deal of business to attend to at first, so I shall have to wait as patiently as possible. The man that brought your letter to me, called early in the morning, just as I was sitting down to breakfast, his Countenance looked familiar, but I had'nt the courage to ask his name. I am sorry now that I did not, but I was so pleased to get a letter from you, and thinking that would give all particulars, I made no inquiries. Ellen, you got married in the wrong time of the year, you should have waited till fall, but perhaps is {it} is'nt as warm weather there as it is here; and on Monday too; but I suppose you thought I did so well you would do as near the same •'Lois Barnes Pratt, Ellen's younger sister. Western Standard (San Francisco), May 17, 1856. "Master John Hunt," representing the boys of San Bernardino County Union School, toasted the queen that day, an element in a romance that culminated in the marriage of John and Lois, July 4, 1857. See letter of Ellen Pratt McGary, August 6, 1857, fourth paragraph. Pauline Uclall Smith, Captain Jefferson Hunt of the Mormon Battalion (Salt Lake City: Nicholas G. Morgan, Sr., Foundation, 1958). 24
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Source Dear Ellen, two Mormon Women, and Their Letters
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 329081
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