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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 Dear Ellen leans that way or not." But Coombs had more to offer than appeared to Hiram and others. He came from a fine pioneer family, praised by Mrs. Pratt, showed an enterprising spirit in various ways, became sheriff of Beaver County during the late 18705 and early i88os, and though Ellen married him while he was out of the church she brought him to rebaptism. During the years Ellen was married to Coombs she continued to teach school, filling a contract to teach in Parowan before returning to set up housekeeping in Beaver and care for her little family of three girls. Extant letters and journal entries clearly portray a life of activity in the church, of Relief Society affairs, visits with family and friends, and an endless round of socials and parties. Ellen was active in the women's rights movement in Utah and in this connection and that of Relief Society work she carried on a correspondence with Emmeline B. Wells and Eliza R. Snow, leaders of Mormon women. Ellen and John were congenial in many respects - they both liked music, dancing, and poetry. They attended the dedication of the St. George Temple, April 6, 1877, and thereafter Ellen attended temple services with her mother and Aunt Caroline. John tried his hand at various businesses - a hotel in Beaver, a liquor and grocery store in Beaver and later in Parowan, and county sheriff. During these years Ellen's sister Ann Louise married Thomas Willis, a marriage that disappointed mother, family, and friends. In February 1877 John and Lois left Beaver. The Hunts moved to Sevier Valley, then to New Mexico, and later settled in Snowflake, Arizona. Family contacts continued though, for their daughter Ida spent eighteen months thereafter with her grandmother. Ellen's Nellie married William J. Jones, a rough, hard-working young man, August i, 1878. That same August William McGary wrote Ellen, once again proposing marriage to her. His wife had died. Ellen expressed herself in a letter from Beaver, August 21, 1878: "We are now comparative strangers: would it not be a rash move 70
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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 329126
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329126