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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 072
Description Dear Ellen property to their son-in-law William J. Jones. It is quite likely it was then that they moved to California, where they made a home in Santa Ana, not far from Ellen's sister Frances, and then later at Garden Grove. Although the Reorganized church leaders in California were frequent visitors to the McGarys, William had his name removed from the rolls of that church January 19, 1887. These last years must have been happy, certainly happier, years for Ellen. Nellie and her large family also lived nearby. Ellen was near her sister Frances, she was reunited with her first love, and she was near where her father was buried. On August 9, 1885, Ellen Pratt McGary died at her home in Garden Grove, California. A niece recorded in her diary; "Such a quiet peaceful death, that we could not but feel thankful, in spite of the grief we had, at the loss of such a good, happy, cheerful person as she always was." Ellen Spencer Clawson The later years of Ellen Spencer Clawson's life were also eventful. As seen, the year 1868 was a difficult year for each Ellen. It was only a fortnight after Hiram returned to Salt Lake City with Alice that he was off again to the East on immigration business. He was gone a month. And so it was, with few exceptions, for the last years of Ellen Clawson's life. Much of Hiram's efforts, 1868 to 1875, went into the ZCMI. In 1875 when the directors chose to retire from the agricultural, hide, and wool business, Clawson proposed to buy out those departments. His offer was accepted; he resigned the superintendencv, and devoted his attention thereafter to his own business. But in June 1883 his premises were destroyed by a fire. It is doubtful that he recovered from that loss, yet he seems always to have been successful in providing for the wants of his large family. Just what the financial arrangements were with ZCMI upon Hiram's resignation is not known. It is apparent, however, 72
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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 329128
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329128