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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 058
Description Dear Ellen blessings upon us I trust you are getting to feel more of that Spirit and feel to complain less. Ellen no doubt expressed the attitude that Hiram and Alice were having a good time in New York. Hiram tried to disabuse her mind on that point, referring to the press of business upon him, that Alice was not well, and that "Alice sees me very little if any during the day than she did at home." Ellen, that year, became acquainted, on new terms, with Emily, Hiram's new wife. "Emily writes me that you are very kind to her and that she loves you more and more every day." And again: "I am very pleased My dear little wife that you take such an interest in Emily. She speaks of you in every letter and says she loves you more and more every day and I hope you and her are building up a lasting friendship. I think if we try to make those happy arround us we feel happier ourselves. Dont you find it so." Hiram is full of protestations of his love for Ellen and especially to the point that she should not doubt his love for her. He frequently confesses his inadequacies and inability to come up to her expectations, and that he is unworthy of her, "so patient good and faithful a little wife." Ellen's baby, Ivie, was born August 4. Hiram, Alice, and the rest of the company arrived in Salt Lake City a fortnight later, after an absence of six months. Ellen Spencer Clawson's Poetry In the collection of family papers are holograph copies of poetry Ellen wrote, often undated. The following selections may give a better glimpse into the feelings and reflective thoughts of this dear Ellen. WOMAN And such ii woman! A mistenj at best; Seeming most cold, where most her heart is burning; Hiding the melting passions of her breast 58
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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 329114
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329114