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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
Light Source Epson 860XL cold cathode tube
Scanning Device Epson 860XL flatbed scanner
Resolution 400dpi
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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Title Dear Ellen, Page 049
Description THE LAST LETTERS in this exchange, from Salt Lake City, have not survived. If they had, no doubt they would have unfolded a personal reaction to events in one of the most dramatic periods in Utah's history. Midway between the last two letters, during the celebration of the Twenty-fourth of July, at the head of Big Cottonwood Canyon in Salt Lake Valley, news came of a United States expeditionary force sent against the Mormons for alleged rebellion against the federal government. The Utah War was to change the lives of most Mormons in significant ways. Ellen Pratt McGary The impact of the war on the San Bernardino settlement was overwhelming. Brigham Young, in order to concentrate the forces at his disposal and to resist as a body, called in the settlers from the outlying settlements. The Pratt family received invitation to gather to the central settlements in October 1857. The missionary father refused to join in "rebellion" against the United States government. There were other factors which prohibited his moving, including personal health. Frances would remain with her husband in California; Addi-son Pratt stayed with them. In January 1858 Ellen and her husband with her mother and sisters joined in the exodus from San Bernardino and made the weary trek across the Mohave Desert and into southern Utah. En route, Ellen wrote her father: "if you was only . . . firm in the faith and 49
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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 329105
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329105