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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
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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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Title Dear Ellen, Page 051
Description The Romance, and the Realities break of the Civil War drew the troops to a new front in the East. Six months after the refugees had returned to their homes, on February 6, 1859, Ellen's Lima Aurclia died, aged two years. Ellen wrote pathetic, brooding poetry, remembering, feeliim for the lost child, ending: "1 have no Luna now!" An- c* O other poem carries these lines: It is sad to see the light of beauty icanc aicaij The past, the past, I never can forget. The life of Ellen Spencer Clawson must have been absorbed mainly in the large plural family of her prosperous husband. She vvas the devoted "little mother" to all her family and more than wife to her husband, whose activities took the center of the stage. Ellen bore fourteen children over a span of twenty-five years, between 1851 and 1876. Of those fourteen children, five died in infancy - three girls and two boys. Nine of her children, two boys and seven girls, lived to maturity and married. The nine presented Hiram and Ellen with forty-five grandchildren. Margaret had eleven children, eight of whom lived to adulthood - four boys and four girls. She lost three girls. Alice bore seven children, six bovs and one girl. Four of the *• O boys lived to adulthood. The mother died November 2, 1874, aged thirty-five, when her four boys were ages ten, thirteen, fifteen, and sixteen. Emily, the fourth wife, was also a daughter of Brigham Young, her mother being Emily Dow Partridge. Hiram married her January 4, 1868. Hiram was fortv-one at the time and Emily was going on nineteen. Emily bore Tliram ten children, six girls and four boys. The girls and two of the boys lived to maturity. To support a family of four wives and forty-two children Hiram devoted himself fully and effectively to his businesses,
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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 329107
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329107