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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 056
Description Dear Ellen have expressed her feelings, and Hiram's are full of protestations of his love for her and assurances that she does love him. His appreciation for her mounted when he was absent. In March 1866 he wrote: "And it is onlv when I am absent from you that I fully realize how dear you are to me and when I am absent 1 make all sorts of good resolutions to be to you all that you can desire and altho you may think that I do not love you yet T do and that to sincerely and truly well." On June 8, 1867, from Omaha he wrote more of his love for her and his problem of expressing it in her presence: I think of yon venj very often My dear little wife and when I am away from home I feel how much 1 ought to love you and how much I do love you and yet when I am at home I treat you so neglectfully that I often wonder you ever forgive me but such is man's nature they never fully appreciate a true loving woman except when Ihcy are absent from [hem and have plenly of leisure to look back and see when they slight and misuse them Still T hope to overcome these bad traits in my nature and treat you as you deserve. And from New York, LSeptember 6, 1867, when she wrote of the death of their ten-month-old son, Hiram wrote: It is in such times . . . that your sweet eonsoling words make me feel how little I appreciate your pure love and affection and yet I want to love you as vou deserve. That I do dearly love [you] 1 am sure but alas my nature; is such that when I am with you when 1 can have your loving heart nestled close to mine and feel your warm affectionate nature cling to me and as it were ask for that love you so truly deserve, I seem as it were rebuked for my neglect my conscience smites me and yet I go on in ihc same way from day to day with a heartlessness that Man only of all God's creation is capable of. And all this 1 see Dear Ellen when I am away from you. and while I am away it fills me with regrets and makes me feel that 1 am unworthy of so great a blessing and .so devoted a wife. Then comes the; thought Will I ever learn wisdom . . . My dear little wife, I hope I pray I may. . . . 56
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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 329112
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329112