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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 055
Description The Romance, and the Realities ters of others. But knowing the families, the church and business interests of Hiram, and his involvement in the Salt Lake Theatre, one can gain a little glimpse into the fascinating life of a remarkable family. "My dear little wife" So begins each letter of Hiram to Ellen, with few exceptions. "I clout think you care a great deal for me or you would write at least once since I have been absent. I have written at least four letters to you. . . ." Hiram frequently complains. For receiving letters, Ellen had the advantage because Hiram could scud his letters to her at one address, while Ellen had to plan ahead to get her letters to Omaha, Saint Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Baltimore, or New York City, where he conducted business with leading mercantile houses. Hiram's letters (ell mainly of liis social activities, his concerns for liis family in Utah, and occasional purchases for the family. "I have bought for myself a nice Piano it is splendid tone is considered a very good one,' lie wrote from Philadelphia, May i, 1864. On May 12, 1868, he sent a box of gifts to his family, with special instructions to Ellen. "When you open the box you had better have Margaret & Emily present, and if vou invite them in it will look better." An enclosure listed the gifts for each wife, with items "Marked to Ellen," "Marked to Margaret," "Marked for Emily," and Lo others. There is a studied effort for equality of presents to the wives. However equally Hiram might have tried to treat his wives, individual differences and circumstances made it not altogether possible. But equality of treatment was not the only problem. For Ellen, there was the problem of maintaining her original love for him while sharing him with others. There, was a problem of free communication between them. When apart there seems to have been a less restrained communication, at least at times. Ellen's letters to Hiram seem to 55
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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 329111
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329111