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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 The Romance and the Realities Margaret but Alice and Emily too played on the stage. Several children of Hiram took parts, early as children and later as adults, constituting a second generation of Clawsons on the stage. Ellen's Bradley, Dellie, Edith, Georgie, and Ivie all took to the stage, and Spencer married Nabbie Young, a child actress and daughter of Brigham Young. Margaret's Rudger and Alice's Willard and Leo also played. Brigham Young III, the son of Ellen's sister Catharine, played leading roles and married one of the leading actresses, Lottie Claridge. Ellen's daughter Edith Helen was an especial favorite. For twenty-five years she played leading roles, sang the leading parts for the Salt Lake Opera Company, and knew the greats who came to play the Salt Lake Theatre stage. At the family home the dramatic stars who caine to Utah to play or stopped to visit en route were entertained. The locations of Ellen's homes are not known exactly. References have already been made to some, including the anticipated move to the White House "on the hill" - Brigham Young's first large house, built before the Beehive House or the Lion House. Just where Hiram and Ellen lived after the Utah War is not known, but in 1862 Hiram purchased from Brigham Young the home built in 1860 by Loren/,o Snow, located on the southeast corner of Third East Street and Brig-ham Street (East South Temple), considered at a later time to be "the most pretentious dwelling in the city." William Hepworth Dixon, British traveler, stayed at the home in 1866 and described it in these words: Here, on the bench, in the highest part of the city, is Elder Hiram Clawson's garden; a lovely garden, red with delicious peaches, plums, and apples, on which through (he kindness of his youngest wife [Alice], we have been hospitably fed during our sojourn with the Saints; a large house stands in front, in which live his first and second wives with their nurseries of twenty children. But what is yon dainty white bower in the corner, with its little gate and its smother of roses and creepers? Thai is the house of the youngest wife, Alice, a daughter of Brigham Young. She has a 53
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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 329109
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329109