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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
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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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Description The Romance and the Realities been very low with lung fever but is better now. Louisa's health is good as could be expected. With much love to yourself and daughters and a kiss to Ivic I am yours truly Ellen S Pratt Mother sends love says she shall come and sec you when she goes to the city Please remember my kind regards to Margaret also to Hiram Oh I must tell you that Frances has another boy after eleven years she says her health is better than it has been for years and she is nearly as fleshy as she was in the Islands They have gone to their new place down the coast, they like it well Please do write soon for I am dying to hear from you and Aurelia too With the completion of the transcontinental railroad, Ellen's mother decided to visit her relatives at her old homes in New England and Canada. Addison Pratt was not well enough to make the trip with her, so Mrs. Pratt made the trip alone, between May and November 1871. While her mother was gone, Ellen taught school, living in her mother's home as usual. She was acquainted with John M. Coombs, a young man whose wife had left him with their two voung girls and married another man and gone to the States. When Mrs. Pratt returned she read the signs of her daughter's great sympathy for the children and the young man. Addison Pratt died October 14, 1872, in Anaheim, California. No doubt this increased Ellen's sense of loneliness, as she also remembered her own lost ones. On New Year's day in 1873 Ellen and John M. Coombs were married in a simple ceremony. No doubt friends and relatives believed Ellen had not done as well as she could have. Hiram B. Clawson, visiting Beaver in January 1874, one year after the wedding, wrote his wife: "I saw Mrs. Pratt and Ellen at Beaver and spent the evening with them. Ellen is married again to a young man about 28 years old rather good looking but they say he is not of much account he looks to me as if lie would never set the world afire besides he is a Spiritualist. I do not know whether Ellen 69
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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 329125
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329125