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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 063
Description The Romance and the Realities farming, carpentry, making and mending shoes, and repairing clocks, among other things. The routine of life in a harsh climate was broken by a variety of customs designed to banish ennui and melancholy. There were frequent visits among the relatives and between friends, taking meals together, or getting up an extemporaneous singing party. Ellen's accordion, her cousin Alma's violin, obtained from William McGary, and the singing talents of all were frequently brought into requisition at these visits, birthday celebrations, and private and public parties. Aunt Caroline recorded: "Evening Ellen came with her music and joined her uncle and Alma." Dances were the favorite community winter recreation. Alma was always there to play: "Evening was another dance. Alma played until] after daylight much to the dissatisfaction of his parents." Springtime, summer, and autumn allowed for excursions to neighboring settlements, or picnics in the fields, or at neighbors. Birthdays and special holidays were recognized, as permitted by the weather. "This is May Day; but as there are no flowers in this country as early as the ist of May, we have no celebration, until! about the ist of June." Visitors to the community broke the routine of self-made entertainments. "Evening the drum beat to call the people together to hear bro George A. Smith preach. He had just arrived from Parowan. Quite a number eame in to hear him." Emigrants en route to establish new settlements to the south always stopped for rest and refreshment, using the public schoolhouse and the public square. When the settlers bound for Dixie came through, "The roads were literally thronged with movers." But it was the near-annual visits of Brigham Young and his company which drew the greatest attention, for Aunt Caroline, who must have been an excellent cook, was usually called upon to supervise the dinners or to entertain the president in her home. In 1862 she entertained the president and his wife Emmeline Free, Iliram B. Clawson,
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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 329119
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329119