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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 060
Description Dear Ellen HOW CHANGED THOU ART How changed thou art; and why so changed, I know not - cannot guess; Have I to thee become estranged, Or do J love thee less - Or, e'en in coldness seemed to grow? O say this from thy heart. And 1 will never seek to know, Why changed to me thou art. I ask if J, by any act Or any one desire, Have shown that I would e'er detract From what our vows require - Or e'en belied what I profess? O, say this from thy heart, And I will never try to guess, Why changed to me thou art. Another poem speaks of her love for "him." First impressions are that the poem was written concerning a son she had lost. Howard Wells died August 27, 1867, at the age of ten months; Roy died October 16, 1878, at the age of five years. The universal qualities in the poem allow the possibility of reference to Hiram; if so, she speaks of the conflicts within her heart. CONSTANCY They bid me forget him! as if 1 could tear From mtj heart the dear image .to long cherished there Like the Rose in the wilderness blooming and free Like a fount in the desert - that Love is to me. I brood o'er my thoughts in the stillness of night I cannot forget him - would not ij I might 'Tis the star that illumines my desolate way And gives it the glory and brightness of day. 60
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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 329116
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329116