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Identifier genteel_gentile
Title The Genteel Gentile, Letters of Elizabeth Cumming, 1857 - 1858
Creator Canning, Ray R.; Beeton, Beverly
Subject Utah Expedition, 1857-1858; Frontier and pioneer life; Polygamy; Letters
Subject Local Cumming, Elizabeth Wells Randall, 1811-1867; Utah War, 1857-58
Description Letters Elizabeth Cumming wrote to her sisters-in-law describing her adventures accompanying the Utah Expedition from the Missouri River to the Salt Lake Valley in 1857-58.
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 1977
Type Text
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Format Creation Digital images scanned at 8-bit grayscale on an Epson Expression 836XL flatbed scanner, and saved as uncompressed TIFF files at 1300 x 1000 pixels resolution. Display GIF files generated In PhotoShop.
Source The genteel gentile : letters of Elizabeth Cumming, 1857-1858
Language eng
Relation Is Part Of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 8
Coverage 1857-1858
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 25.5 cm x 20.5 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
Scanning Device Epson Expression 836XL Flatbed Scanner
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Dimensions Gif: Vertical: 740 x 1000 pixels, Horizontal: 1300 x 1000 pixels
Bit Depth Text and Images: 8-bit (grayscale)
Scanning Technician Clifton Brooks
Metadata Cataloger Clifton Brooks; Jan Robertson
Call Number F 826 .C98
ARK ark:/87278/s6xs5tn5
Topic Frontier and pioneer life; Polygamy; Letters; Utah Expedition (1857-1858)
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 329269
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xs5tn5

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Title Genteel Gentile, page 097
Description abiam salvatmn except through the agency of men) Thrs lady talked most eloquently to me about the "holy mystery of bang sealed m marriage" &r &c7 "Do not call us a &' she sad ,n answer to somethmg I sad "The behefs of the rest of the world are secianan, (ar cut off) 02 behef 1s pure truth- not held through ages, not qured by txne & trad~tmn, but every truly "endowed" Mormon may rece,ve any & every day a reveiatmn dreci from the Almghty hunself" &c &c "Moses, Jesus & Joseph have taught us & truth-but though they have passed away from us, God reveals hmself constantly to us Sill1 " I ia,d to a fmt wife, who pmscd polygamy, "If a woman loves her husband, how can she help suffering when her hus- band takes another wife?" " She does suffer but her suffering is only for t& world-our own position & that of our hus- bands, in another world, becomes so much the more elevated, accordimz to the number of wives taken. We lose t&world, but gam another & a bciter by our self abnrgatmn" `The one wfe of one husband, may watch for h,s commg step, may hasten to meet hm, io embrace him-but ,f a wife knows three or four other arms, beadei her own, my be around hm when she thus hastens, I should thmk her desm io meei & embrace hm would be somewhat confused, shaken, weak- ened" "Oh, WC Mormoni do not b&eve in any such doings They belong only to My love-& had better be qutc lad asrde, as useless & child&" &c A lady wrote io mc the other day, asking me io do xxne- thins for her. She gave me a definition of Mormonism, thus- "I answer hardily-Mormomsm E the most nwxorable nega- 97
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Source The genteel gentile : letters of Elizabeth Cumming, 1857-1858
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 329255
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xs5tn5/329255