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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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Bit Depth 8 bit greyscale
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 Letters quite prevalent here since the "canine" season set in. We were all attacked with it. my babe nursed it from me and I was afraid several times that she would have the croup Oh! if I never knew what anxious fear was before T knew it then; but by dint of care, and cold water, we broke the cold and now she is very healthy indeed. She is not the handsomest babe in (he world ihough she looks very well to her mother bul she is as fleshy and good natured a one as vou will commonly see and I know she is as little trouble as anv babe ought to be she just begins to sit alone and she seems delighted with it she will be six months old the eighth of this month She is so much company for me while her father is gone I dont know how I should live without her. I can assure you that you say truly when you say my Mother must be a great comfort to me now for she is always ready and willing to take her and take care of her whenever f want to go any where or have anything to do. I dont hardly know what it is to have all the care of a babe yet We have very hot weather this summer, but I acknowc-ledge it does not affect me quite so much as it did sometimes last: but then f was verv well and 1 believe better than 1 was the summer before while 1 was teaching school, fruit tasted better and almost every thing that is good, and I enjoyed it more last than this summer, indeed I could hardly wait for the fruit to ripen; now I feel quite calm about it I made plentiful use of cold water "exhausted nature's great restorer" in almost every way We had conveniences for a shower bath every day {A/;/ husband is a great hand to fix every thing handy for the women) and latterly I wore wet bandages all the time, and especially when 1 had any work to do; which was a great support to me. 1 suppose I suffered nothing in comparison to what some women do at such times, not so much even as I had anticipated. As to the parties, I lost verv lew, and then you know I (had] a good reason for obeying counsel which was not to dance much last winter accordingly 1 complied. I 43
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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 329100
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329100