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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
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 Dear Ellen I have so little time to write, as the mail goes out in the morning, but I will endeavor to "inform that we are all well, and hope these few lines will find you injoying the same blessing" Your letter was delivered by Bro. Carter7 three days ago, also Sister Hntchinson's, which I carried to her yesterday. I had thought that I would never darken her door again till she had returned my visit made over a year ago, and I told her so, but that you had requested me to give her "memory a friendly jog" in regard to answering your letters. She did not seem much inclined to talk about you, and I think you have rather fallen "from grace" by getting married, for she thinks you hav'nt done as well as you aught, after waiting so long I replied that "I supposed you loved him and that was sufficient" She said she had seen so much ardent love grow cold, that I think she dont believe in marrying for love, but you know all elderly people talk that way, after they have got over it themselves. Sometimes I get a fit of thinking so myself, but after all, believe J should do the same over again if I had the priviledge. it certainly is better to love in a mod-arate degree, than to "marry in haste and repent at leisure" which I hope was not your case, for J am sure you have lived long enough to see the folly of it. When I married, T had made up my mind to a "union for life" let whatever come that would, and I have never repented doing so for a moment: notwithstanding my Father was not willing at the time, he has since given me a blessing, which recompenses me for all the sorrow occasioned by it. My Father's remains are being brought to this place for interment, which t am very grateful for they are expected in about the first of next month. Uncle Daniel" is returning Thilo Carter, mail carrier between San Beinardino and Salt Lake City. See letter of Ellen Pratt McCary, October 7, 1836. ^Daniel Spencer, on a mission to England, 1852-56. The presence of Ellen's uncle must have been important to her. Not only was lie personally close to her and helpful, but he was a significant leader in the Mormon community, having succeeded Joseph Smith as mayor of Nauvoo and now served as president of the 26
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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 329083
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329083