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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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Description Dear Ellen we could only know that it [the Big Move] was right, I would not fear to face any thing, but alas! these doubts, these war-rings with reason." Many of the San Bernardino settlers were still in their wagons when the war was over in the summer of 1858; over half of tliose who had moved to Utah returned to San Bernardino. Not Mrs. Pratt. She made a permanent home in Beaver and there spen! the rest of her (lavs. Ellen's life thereafter was closely identified with that of her mother in Beaver. Kllcn Spencer Clawson Ellen Clawson's life, like that of most Mormons, was also changed by the Utah War. Her husband, as a leading officer of the Nauvoo Legion, the army of resistance, moved with others in the advance headquarters to meet the enemy. Letters to Ellen from Fort Bridger attest to his thinking of her and his love for her. When Salt Lake City was threatened by the invading forces, Brighani Young determined that the city would be evacuated, and the torch would be set to it if the troops so much as halted. Hiram directed the moving of Brigham Young's effects from the city to Prove in April 1858. His own family also made the move to Provo: Ellen and her four children under seven (and expecting a baby within weeks), Margaret with three children under four (the youngest was Rud-ger), and Alice with her firstborn less than six months old. Hiram was among the Mormon leaders who met with the Peace Commissioners in the Council House, June 11. At Provo, in the big fort, Ellen gave birth to a babv girl named Lucy Ardella (Dellie), June 19, one week before the troops passed through Salt Lake City. Ellen now had five children under seven years of age. Once peace terms were agreed upon, the federal troops passed through the city and established Camp Floyd in Cedar Valley, where they remained until 1861 when the out- 50
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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 329106
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329106