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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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Title Dear Ellen, Page 038
Description Dear Ellen So I suppose we shall have about a do/en men to superintend and consequently will have hired help, and all live together again, that is, eat at the same table, and have a girl to take care of the children There are rooms enough in the house, and 1 think we shall be very apt to start the old fashion of having a nursery, for we are none of us fond of noisy children, (if they are our own) and boys will be boys you know 1 wonder if the reformation has taken as much effect where you are, as it has here in regard to getting more wives. If it has, and your husband is a true Saint, I might possibhj be obliged to .send the comforting words of "'grin and bear it" to you. Some of the bretheren here have to take more wives, whether they want to very bad or not, and Bro. Kimball says those that hav'nt but one, she rules, and he makes so much fun of them, that they are ashamed, and get another as quick as they can. Indeed this is the greatest lime for marrying I ever knew, even "Al" Huntingdon has taken two girls at once, and I think I wrote before that Uncle Daniel took four at once, and that makes me think of "Gil)." lie has got home again, is still single; and when 1 told him you were married said he thought "you might have waited till he came," a hint for me I suppose. He talks and acts as funny as ever, and looks the same, with the addition of whiskers I suppose you have heard before this that Adaline has another baby, a girl, she has hansome children; her boy is the sweetest little fellow you ever saw, and noble looking. They live close by us. I guess she has a pretty hard time to get along, has to keep moving from one place to another so often, but seems to be comfortable other ways I think it is too bad of Jesse to leave her so much, but she has a good manv friends T dont suppose I am writing any news, for I presume you hear every thing that is going on, from others, and my letter is behind the times any way, but how does Bro. Rich feel 38
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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 329095
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329095