Guide to the Addison Pratt family papers,
1830-1931

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Creator: Ellsworth, S. George (Samuel George), 1916-
Title: Addison Pratt family papers
Dates: 1830-1931 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 4.5 linear ft. (11 boxes)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 228b
Summary: Correspondence, journals, writings, obituaries, and records of Addison Pratt; his wife, Louisa Barnes Pratt; his father, Henry Pratt; and his descendants. A substantial portion of this collection consists of photocopies and transcripts of documents located in the Church Historical Dept. of the L.D.S. Church.
Repository: Utah State University.
Manuscript Collections

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Historical Note

Written by S. George Ellsworth

The life of Addison Pratt may be divided into four major periods. First, as seaman on whaling vessels into the Pacific, the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Caribbean, including six months on Hawaii. Second, as a married man, a farmer, and convert to Mormonism, at Ripley, New York (1831-1838), and Pleasant Garden, Indiana (1838-1841). Third, from Nauvoo, Illinois, on a mission to the Society Islands (French Polynesia), the major concern of his life from 1843 to 1856, including his travels in western America: San Francisco to Salt Lake City, from Salt Lake City (October 1849 to February 1850 to San Bernardino and from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Fourth, following the Utah War, separation from wife and church, residing in California (1858-1872) till death.

Addison Pratt was born 21 February 1802, Winchester, New Hampshire, the son of Henry Pratt, famous organ builder. Addison, the fourth of twelve children, at an early age determined to follow the sea, and when nineteen years old he left home and went to sea. His maiden voyage was with the whaler Rambler, Captain William Worth II, which took him around the Horn and to Hawaii, where he skipped ship and remained on Hawaii six months, working for merchant James Hunnewell. He obtained a berth on the whaler Hope back to Boston. Thereafter his voyages took him into the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic. He was at sea about eight years.

Visits home between cruises led him to become acquainted with his sister's close friend, Louisa Barnes. They were married 3 April 1831 and established themselves at farming at Ripley, New York, facing Lake Erie. Her brother Horace joined them in the enterprise which allowed Addison an occasional opportunity to captain a boat in the lakes shipping. Three children were born to them here.

Louisa's sister Caroline and husband Jonathan Crosby had joined the Mormons and upon Louisa's invitation went and taught the Pratts. Soon the Pratts became members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and according to expectations sold out and headed for western Missouri--the gathering place for Latter-day Saints during the 1830s. But conflicts in Missouri led to Mormon expulsion. Awaiting developments the Pratts and Crosbys halted at Pleasant Garden, Indiana, until the founding of Nauvoo on the Mississippi. The Pratts arrived in Nauvoo the fall of 1841; the Crosbys arrived the spring of 1842.

The population of Nauvoo grew rapidly. Male converts became missionaries who brought their converts to the gathering center, Nauvoo. Missionaries went where they had relatives or old friends, or where they had been and knew their way around. So it was with Addison Pratt. Talking to the Prophet Joseph Smith, he mentioned having been a whaler and had been to Hawaii and thought the natives would be interested in the Book of Mormon. Soon a group was composed, called, and set apart to a mission in Hawaii. They were: Addison Pratt, Noah Rogers, Benjamin F. Grouard, and Knowlton F. Hanks. The four parted from their families on 1 June 1843.

Henceforth, for the next twelve or more years, Addison Pratt's life was absorbed in the Polynesian mission of the Church. His involvement is the central event in his life. All else tends toward it or from it. His wife became a "missionary widow". By 1858, they had been separated one half their married life, he on missions, and threatening to go again and remain there.

He and his companions boarded the Timoleon, Captain William Plaskett, and set sail 6 October. When they reached the island Tubuai the end of April 1844, the attractions were so great that Addison accepted the pleadings of the natives. Pratt was to remain on Tubuai 19 months, and converted most of the people on that island. His companions (Hanks had died and was buried at sea) proceeded to Tahiti, but found they had come in the middle of a shooting war between the English missionaries and natives and against the French. Failing to gain many converts, they moved to the outer islands. Rogers went west, was unsuccessful, and returned to the Church. Grouard went east and was welcomed with open arms by the Tuamotu people. Grouard needed help, so he went to Tubuai and induced Pratt to return with him to the people of the low reef islands. On Anaa, Grouard and Pratt divided the field, Pratt keeping the young branches healthy and strong, and Grouard, in his native outrigger pahi paumotu explored and visited and converted and organized into branches.

At the outset, during the first four months, Grouard had baptized 620 members organized into five branches. On his exploration by way of pahi paumotu he baptized 116 persons. There were soon 866 persons in ten branches in the islands. The mission was thriving; more missionaries were badly needed. The elders planned: Grouard to remain in the islands, marry a native, build a boat for the mission, manage the Church in the islands; Pratt to return to the States, find the Church and his family, and carry an urgent request for more missionaries at once; and bring families of new missionaries. (Noah Rogers had taken ship Three Brothers home.)

Pratt reached the Church and his family with them in Salt Lake Valley, September 1848, after a separation of five years and four months. The October conference voted to send the needed missionaries, Brother Pratt to return at once and preside. Five families and three young men were called to go. Addison Pratt and James Brown left October 1849; the second group left the spring of 1850. Pratt and Brown reached Papeete 24 May 1850; the second group including Sister Pratt and daughters; her sister Caroline Crosby and others arrived at Tubuai October 21, 1850. The two elders found themselves restricted until certain conditions were met. Confined during the period of from 24 May to 21 October, Pratt began to write his memoirs, 20 August 1850.

Regarding Pratt's absence to find the church and his family and return, it is notable that he, then he and Brown, were involved with the early tracing of trails of significance to Western American travel. For example: (a) from San Francisco, across Sierra Nevada, to Salt Lake Valley, the California Trail in reverse, Summer 1848; (b) from Salt Lake Valley, with Captain Jefferson Hunt's Party of 49ers, via the Muddy and Vegas, to Cajon Pass and San Bernardino, beginning in October 1849. (c) from San Bernardino area via El Camino Real, visiting missions en route to San Francisco, early 1850.

The new company of missionary families included the following:

  • Thomas Tomkins, wife Jane, and two little girls; named in charge of the group.
  • Louisa B. Pratt, and four daughters: Ellen, Frances, Lois, and Ann Louise
  • Jonathan Crosby, wife Caroline, and son Alma.
  • Joseph Busby and wife.
  • Samuel McMertry, wife, and child
  • Sidney A. Hanks, Simeon A. Dunne, Julian Moses, and Hiram E. W. Clark, a boy of fourteen.

At length French requirements were met and Addison and Brown were free to join the other missionaries on Tubuai, where the brethren were building another ship for use in the mission. Finished in every detail, the ship was launched 18 April 1851. Conference was held. Missionaries received their appointments: The white women would stay on Tubuai, the men would visit various islands. The Ravaai served well the mission and was able to engage in some commerce. Grouard was appointed captain of the ship. Pratt visited the older branches and went to islands long promised a visit.

The work performed by the white women on Tubuai was most noteworthy. See S. George Ellsworth, "Called to Tubuai: Missionary Couples in French Polynesia, 1850," Ensign, 19 (October 1989), 35-39.

Early in 1852 the Protectorate legislature passed laws which so restricted the missionaries that they could no longer operate legally. For example: a law was passed making missionaries' houses public property; another ordaining that there shall be but one minister in one district, and that no minister shall visit other districts without an invitation in writing; and a law which deprived the churches of the power to elect their own pastors. And all visitors must have means to support themselves while in Tahiti. President Pratt saw their work stopped altogether so planned with the Saints how they should carry on without missionaries there to dictate. The elders trained the native Saints in church order, procedures. Shortly the missionaries closed the mission and headed Zionward.

And so it was, the island Saints did the best they could to perpetuate church organization, procedures, doctrine, and teachings.

The Pratt and Grouard families left Papeete on 16 May 1852. The Crosbys and others followed as they earned enough money to pay passage. After 1856 only Sidney A. Hanks remained and he was on Takaroa, far away in the Tuamotus, having gone native, almost.

The missionaries returned to Gold Rush California, times in flux. There were two centers of Latter-day Saints composed of persons who came to California on the ship Brooklyn, returned soldiers from the Mormon Battalion, and Pacific area missionaries. In northern California, Saints gathered around people at San Jose (southern San Francisco Bay area), and the designated gathering place, San Bernardino.

The Pratt family divided between the two. It was San Francisco and San Jose from spring until December 1852, earning money from sewing and other work. At the end of December, the Pratts moved down to San Bernardino where foundations of a home were laid. But there was little chance for that since the church authorities called brothers Pratt and Grouard to another mission, this time to return Grouard's native wife to her people. Addison was on this third mission from October 1853 until March 1854. Nahina was put aboard a vessel for Tahiti, and the elders returned to San Bernardino.

During the 1850s there developed divisions within the communities. In the course of time Benjamin F. Grouard fell away, over religion but particularly politics. He offered himself for political office and for that act he was brought before the High Council, developments culminating in his disfellowshipment, and then excommunication. Somehow some of that dark cloud cast a shadow on Pratt, at least in people's minds.

At that time, April 1856, Pratt was called on yet another mission. On this his fourth, he reached Tahiti, but was forbidden to do or say anything. After three months of nothing and under close French control, Pratt returned to San Francisco and reached San Bernardino on 1 April 1857.

With the outbreak of the Utah War and Brigham Young's call for all in outlying settlements to move into the central valleys of Utah, San Bernardino Saints had to decide: (1) move to Utah, (2) remain in San Bernardino. It was judged faithful to sell out, pack up, and move to Utah. To remain was considered lacking in faith, even apostasy. Many factors affected Addison and Louisa. Their past differences, their tension between faith and reason, their differences over polygamy, and much more, led Pratt to remain in California while Louisa Pratt moved to Beaver, Utah, where she spent the rest of her life.

There was no divorce, nor disfellowshipment, or excommunication, not even a reprimand. There were exchanges of letters, gifts purchased and mailed to the family, stockings woven. And Addison named his dog "Beaver". Frances had her father; her mother had Ann Louise and Ephraim; for varying times she had Lois and family, and Ellen and family.

In 1864 Pratt made the effort to go to Utah and try to remain. It came near succeeding, but the cold winter of 1864-65 and the offer of a free ride to San Bernardino ended the brief experiment.

Addison Pratt died 14 October 1872

Louisa Barnes Pratt died 8 September 1880.

Content Description

Letters, journals, writings, obituaries, and records of Addison Pratt; his wife, Louisa Barnes Pratt; his father, Henry Pratt; and his descendants. (1830-1931)

This collection is organized by generation and family name. It begins with the life of Henry Pratt and his immediate family. It then continues with Addison Pratt, Louisa Barnes Pratt, their children, and grandchildren. The collection includes both original letters of correspondence, as well as photocopies and typewritten transcripts of the original documents. (The original correspondence and records of Addison Pratt are in the LDS Archives, Church Historical Department, Salt Lake City, Utah.)

Addison Pratt and Louisa Barnes Pratt were the great, great-grandparents of Maria S. Ellsworth. Addison Pratt was one of the first LDS missionaries sent to the Society Islands in the South Pacific. These papers were collected by S. George Ellsworth in an attempt to preserve Maria's family history. The papers were also used as primary resource material in the writing and editing of three of George's books: The History of Louisa Barnes Pratt, published in 1998; The Journals of Addison Pratt, published in 1990; and Dear Ellen, published in 1974.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Addison Pratt family papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Addison Pratt family papers, 1830-1931. (COLL MSS 228b) Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged by Series as well as numeric sequence according to Box and Folder

Acquisition Information :  

Donated to U.S.U. Special Collections and Archives by S. George and Maria Ellsworth. Addison Pratt was the great, great-grandfather of Maria S. Ellsworth.

Processing Note :  

Collection Processed by: Julia Kenyon, Jolyn Hunting, March 2003

Related Materials :  

  • Pratt family photograph collection (P0280).
  • Addison Pratt research (COLL MSS 228e).
  • Louisa Barnes Pratt research (COLL MSS 288f).


Detailed Description of the Collection

Henry Pratt Family: correspondence, genealogy, and Addison Pratt: correspondence, documents, and genealogy
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 Biographical Sketch of Addison Pratt "First Pacific Island Missionary" by Nettie Hunt Rencher
1 2 Biography of Ellen Sophronia Pratt McGary by Ida Mae Jones Wrathall
1 3 Addison Pratt Family Genealogy
1 4 Henry Prattt Family Genealogy
1 5 Letter from Eliza Prattt to "Dear Brother and Sister" [Addison and Louisa] dated: Winchester 1832 September 24
1 6 Letter from Henry Pratt to "Dear Children" [Addison and Louisa] dated: Winchester 1836 July 29
1 7 Letter from Henry Pratt to "Dear Children" [Addison and Louisa] dated: Winchester 1838 May 20
1 8 Letter from Henry Pratt to "Dear Children" [Addison and Louisa] dated: Winchester 1838 August 18
1 9 Letter from Eliza Pratt Bolles to "My Dear Sister" [Louisa] dated: Winchester 1855 February 2
1 10 Letter from Eliza P. Bolles to "My Dear Sister" [Louisa] dated Winchester 1860 November 11
1 11 Letter from Charlotte Pratt to "My Dear Brother Addison" dated Winchester 1862 September 23
1 12 Letter from Eliza Pratt Bolles to "My Dear Brother Addison" 1863 October 16
1 13 Letter from Henry M. Pratt to "Dear Uncle" dated Winchester 1868 March 22
1 14 Certificate of character for Addison Pratt from the Selectmen of the Town of Winchester, New Hampshire, dated: Winchester 1831 March 1
1 15 Certificate of ordination, membership and commendation for Addison Pratt from Jonathan Crosby, Presiding Elder, of the Pleasant Garden, Indiana branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 19th of December, 1839 and countersigned by L.M. Knight, clerk 1840 January 31
1 16 Patriarchal blessing of Addison Pratt, given by Hyrum Smith at Nauvoo, Illinois
James Sloan, clerk. (Copied from book 4, page 517, Church Historian's Office)
1843 March 28
1 17 Record of ordination and appointment to "a mission to the Sandwich Islands," dated: Nauvoo, Illinois 1843 May 23
1 18 Quitclaim deed from William G. Dana, dated: 1850 January 29
1 19 Permis de Sejour issued to Addison Pratt, at Papeete 1850 May 25
1 20 Permis de Sejour issued to Addison Pratt, at Papeete 1850 November 13
1 21 Autobiographical note by Addison Pratt
1 22 Funeral notice
1 23 Endowment Record
1 24 Addison Pratt's Memory Book presented by his wife and daughters
1 25 Letter from Addison Pratt to Louisa B. Pratt, Buffalo, New York
1835 May 31
1 26 Letter from Addison Pratt to Louisa B. Pratt, Ship Timoleon, North Atlantic Ocean, November 4, 1843. Times and Seasons, V, 602-5 1844 August 1
1 27 Letter from Addison Pratt to W.W. Phelps, Ship Timoleon, Pacific Ocean. Times and Seasons, V (15 November 1844), 707-10 1844 April 25
1 28 Letter from Addison Pratt to "My Dear Wife," Island of Toobouai, Society group, September 17th, 1844. Times and Seasons, VI (1 May 1845, 882-5. Also: Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, VI (1 August 1845), 57-60
1 29 Letter from Addison Pratt to Willard Richards, Island of Toobouai, south Pacific Ocean
Church History Department Archives.
1844 September 20
1 30 Letter from Addison Pratt to Brigham Young, Island of Toobouai, Society Group, February 20, 1845. Times and Seasons, VI (1 November 1845), 1019-22. Also: Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, VII (1 January 1846), 14-16
1 31 Letter from Addison Pratt to "My Dear Family," Tahiti
Ms copy in hand of May Hunt Larson (original not donated to Special Collections).
1846 January 6
1 32 Letter from Addison Pratt "To the presiding high council of the Church," Chain Island, or Ana, South Pacific Ocean
, also signed by Benjamin Frank Grouard. Church History Department Archives.
1846 October 19
1 33 Letter from Addison Pratt to "Dear Brethren the Twelve," [appended to a letter to Brigham Young from Samuel Brannan, San Francisco]
Church History Department Archives.
1847 October 17
1 34 Letter from Addison Pratt to [Willard] Richards, Great Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, October
Church History Department Archives.
1848
1 35 Letter from Addison Pratt to [George A.] Smith, Great Salt Lake City, [March or April, 1849]. Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, XI (15 August 1849), 249-52. Also: Frontier Guardian (Kanesville, Iowa) 1846 June 13
1 36 Letter from Addison Pratt to Brigham Young, San Francisco
Church History Department Archives, Ms d 1234, box 20, Fd 16.
1850 April 15
1 37 Letter from Addison Pratt to Brigham Young, Tahiti
Church History Department Archives, Ms d 1234, box 20, Fd. 16.
1850 December 10
1 38 Letter from Addison Pratt to Brigham Young, Tahiti
Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, XIV (1 April 1852), 108-9.
1851 May 15
1 39 Letter from Addison Pratt to "Dear Daughter Ellen" Pratt McGary, n.p
1858 July 10
1 40 Letter from Addison Pratt to "My Dear Family," Anaheim, California
Dictated, in hand of Frances Pratt Dyer.
1872 October 11

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Duplicates of Addison Pratt Letters

(Box 1, Folders 25- 40)

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
2 1 To Louisa B. Pratt. Buffalo, NY. 1835 May 31
2 2 To Louisa B. Pratt. Ship Timoleon, North Atlantic Ocean. 1843 November 4
2 3 To W. W. Phelps. Ship Timoleon, Pacific Ocean. 1844 April 25
2 4 To My Dear Wife. Island of Toobouai, Society Group. 1844 September 17
2 5 To Willard Richards. Island of Toobouai. South Pacific Ocean. 1844 September 20
2 6 To Brigham Young. Island of Toobouai, Society Group. 1845 February 20
2 7 To My Dear Family. Tahiti. 1846 January 6
2 8 To Presiding high council. Chain Island or Ana South Pacific Ocean. 1846 October 19
2 9 Dear Brethren of the Twelve. San Francisco. 1847 October 17
2 10 Willard Richards. Great Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. 1848 October
2 11 George A. Smith. Great Salt Lake City. 1849 March or April
2 12 Brigham Young. San Francisco. 1850 April 15
2 13 Brigham Young. Tahiti. 1850 December 10
2 14 Brigham Young. Tahiti. 1851 May 15
2 15 Ellen Pratt McGary. 1958 July 10
2 16 My Dear Family. Anaheim, California. 1872 October 11
2 17-19 Extra copies of Addison Pratt and other missionary letters

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Addison Pratt: letters received and Louisa Barnes Pratt: letters sent
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
3 1 City of Joseph August 28th A.D. 1845: communication to Addison Pratt
3 2 Letter from Benjamin F. Grouard "To the Brethren of the Twelve" Chain Island, Paumotu Group, South Pacific Islands. 1846 October 1
3 3 Letter from James Brown to Willard Richards. Papeiete, Tahiti 1851 November 16
3 4 Letter from Addison Pratt to "Dear Brother Rogers," 1845 November 13
3 5 Letter from Samuel Brannan to President Young, San Francisco 1848 March 29
3 6 Letter from Addison Pratt to "the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" San Francisco 1850 September 5
3 7 Noah Rogers
3 8 Addison Pratt. Tubuai Branch Record, 1844. Church Historian's Office Archives 1844
3 9 Letter received from Caroline Crosby, "Dear Brother and Sister, nieces, and little nephew," dated: San Jose Mission 1853 March 5
3 10 Letter received from H.C. [Henry Christie], "Dear Brother Pratt," dated: San Francisco 1854 April 28
3 11 Letter received from a niece, Maria Pratt Newcomb Jones, "My Dear Uncle Addison," dated: Weston, Massachusetts 1855 February 1
3 12 Letter received from James N. McIntyre, "Brother Pratt, Dear Sir," dated: Sacramento city 1855 April 21
3 13 Letter received from J. Dyer, "Dear Father," dated: Hay Wards 1857 July 28
3 14 Letter received from Charles C. Rich, "Addison Pratt," dated: Great Salt Lake City 1857 October 7
3 15 Letter received from Henry Marshall Bozeman, "Dear Uncle Addison," dated: Hawkinsville, GA 1857 November 17
3 16 Letter received from E.H. Walker, "My old friend Mr. Pratt," dated: At home 1865 June 24
3 17 Letter received from Horace Barnes, "Dear Brother," dated: Bristol Station 1881 November 8
3 18 Envelopes
3 19 Letter from Louisa Barnes Pratt to "My Dear Husband" dated: City of Saints [Salt Lake City] 1849 November 4
3 20 Letter from Louisa Barnes Pratt to "Dear Sister Hutchinson," date: San Bernardino 1855 June 8
3 21 Letter from Louisa Barnes Pratt and Frank Ball to Ellen, dated: Wednesday Morning [1855] June 26
3 22 Letter from Louisa Barnes Pratt to "Dear daughter E." [Ellen], date: Wednesday evening [1858] September 22
3 23 Letter from Louisa Barnes Pratt to Ellen dated: Beaver 1859 October 8
3 24 Letter from Louisa Barnes Pratt to Ellen, date: Tuesday evening, 14th day [February, 1860]. Signed "Marm Pratt." 1860 February
3 25 Letter from Louisa Barnes Pratt to Nellie [McGary], dated Monday evening [1861]
3 26 Letter from Louisa Barnes Pratt to Ellen, dated: Beaver 1864 July 3
3 27 Letter from Louisa Barnes Pratt to "Dear A. Pratt, " [Addison], dated: Beaver 1864 July 12
3 28 Letter from L. B. Pratt to Ellen, dated: Beaver 1864 November 17
3 29 Letter from L. B. Pratt to "Dear Ellen," dated: Beaver [1865] April 26
3 30 Letter from L. B. Pratt to Ellen, dated: Beaver 1865 May 25
3 31 Letter from L. B. Pratt to Ellen, dated: Beaver 1866 January 16
3 32 Letter from L. B. Pratt to "Ellen, dear Girl," dated: Beaver [1866] February 8
3 33 Letter from L. B. Pratt to "Dear Ellen," dated: Beaver 1866 March 1
3 34 Letter from L. B. Pratt to "Ellen, Dear girl," dated: Beaver 1866 April 26
3 35 Letter from L. B. Pratt to "Dear Brother Canfield," dated: Beaver 1869 November 21
3 36 Letter from L. B. Pratt to "Dear Ellen," dated: Beaver [1870] July 18
3 37 Letter from L. B. Pratt to "Dear Ellen," dated: Beaver [1873] February 12
3 38 Letter from Mother, Sister, L. B. Pratt to "Sister, and daughter, ‘dears,'" dated: Beaver [1873] February 15
3 39 Letter from L. B. Pratt to "Dear daughter," [Ellen], dated: Beaver 1873 March 4
3 40 Letter from L. B. Pratt to "Dear Ellen," dated: Beaver 1873 July
3 41 Letter from Louisa Barnes Pratt to Mrs. Charlotte B. Wilbour, "Dear friends," dated: Beaver 1873 September 30
3 42 Letter from L. B. Pratt to Ellen
3 43 Letter from L. B. Pratt to Ellen, dated: Beaver [1870 July 14]

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Louisa Barnes Pratt: correspondence and poetry
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
4 1 Three fragments by Louisa Barnes Pratt
4 2 Letter from L. B. Pratt (no salutation)
4 3 Letter from L. B. Pratt
4 4 Letter from Louisa B. Pratt to father [Addison Pratt ?]
4 5 Letter from L. B. Pratt to "Dear daughters," dated: Sister Barton's, Wednesday eve'y. Parowan [?] November 16
4 6 Letter "Dear Sister Cox."
4 7 Letter to "Dear Brother G. Q. Cannon." A poem with the words: "We are a band of faithful women," is on the opposite side of the letter
4 8 Short note to "Sister Kath'e."
4 9 Letter to "Mrs. Pres't ladies & gentlemen."
4 10 Fragment to Mrs. Mary J. Tanner
4 11 Fragment from Louisa Barnes Pratt
4 12 Fifth page of fragment from Louisa Barnes Pratt to Ellen
4 13 Letter to E. S. P. Coombs, dated: Tuesday morning [1870 July 14]
4 14 Letter to Ellen, dated: Tuesday morning
4 15 Letter to "Dear Lois," dated Monday evening [?] September 8
4 16 Note to Lois
4 17 Letter received from D. H. Stevens, S. D. Stevens, and B. Stevens to L. B. Pratt dated: Moira, March 26, 1844. Reply from L. B. Pratt to D. H. Stevens, dated: Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. From the Nauvoo Neighbor 1845 March 5
4 18 Letter received from her sister, Dolly B. Lockwood, written from Banger, VT., December 30, 1837; postdated 1838 January 4
4 19 Letter received from Na Haametua me and Na Temau taeae. Written in Tahitian. Addressed Na Paraita va, Tubuai. 1851
4 20 Letter received from Henry Christie to L. B. Pratt, dated: San Francisco 1853 December 31
4 21 Letter received from Caroline B. Crosby, dated: San Francisco, Wednesday 1855 August 15
4 22 Letter received from Miss M.P. Jones to "Dear Aunt Louisa," dated: Cambridge, [Massachusetts] [1859] November 1
4 23 Extract of letter received from Sister Hall, dated: San Bernardino, March 25th, 1860, addressed to Mrs. Louisa b. Pratt, Salt Lake 1860 March 25
4 24 Letter received from a niece, Maria P. Jones, dated: Cambridge 1860 April 16
4 25 Letter received from B. Frank Grouard, dated: Farmington, Fulton County, Illinois 1873 January 14
4 26 Letter received from E. [Eliza] R. Snow, dated: Salt Lake City 1876 January 26
4 27 Letter received from L. W. L. to "Dear Miss Pratt, dated: Malone 1876 February 6
4 28 Letter received from Augusta B. Smith to "Dear Friend," dated: Glendale 1876 October 24
4 29 Letter received from Elvira Lenison, dated: Leiciester 1828 October 2
4 30 Letter received from Lyden B. Blycard to "my dear Aunt, Louisa," dated: St. Thomas 1871 June 25
4 31 Letter received from Lois B. Pratt Hunt to "Mother," Snow Flake, Arizona 1879 March 12
4 32 Poem from L. B. Smith entitled "Friendship Token."
4 33 Letter and poem entitled "The Season," from Annie Thompson, dated: Cove Creek, Utah
4 34 Poem from A. E. Thompson entitled "Faithful" also "The Seasons."
4 35 Fragment from Sister Tanner [Henry's mother ?], an old friend
4 36 Fragment from D. B. L
4 37 Envelope
4 38 Letter received from Ephraim (Frank Grouard) to "Dear Mother," dated: Fort Laramie, Wyoming 1871 March 22
4 39 Letter received from Frank Grouard to "My Dear Mother," dated Camp on Belle Fouche Creek, W. T. Powder River Expedition 1876 December 16
4 40 Newspaper clipping entitled, "Scout Frank Grouard's Account of the Battle in which American Horse was Killed."
4 41 Poem: "Addressed to the Happy Lovers," dated: Warwick, Massachusetts 1827 May
4 42 Poem: "The Road to Happiness," dated: Tubuai 1851 December 11
4 43 Poem: "Written on the death of Emma Francelle McGary, who died in Ogden, Weber County" 1859 November 7
4 44 Poem: "On the death of Hiram Blackwell, who died in Beaver"
1863 December 27
4 45 Poem: "Lines composed previous to stating on a long journey," dated: Beaver, and a fragment 1871 April
4 46 Poem: "Lines composed on going from home and leaving a grandchild very dangerously sick," written on the road to Salt Lake City 1871 May 10
4 47 Poem: "A Song for the Young Ladies Retrenchment Association," dated: May 8, 1875.
4 48 Poem: "Written on my seventy third birthday," dated: Salt Lake City, November 10. 1875. Opposite side: letter to P. L. Williams from W. Curtis, Beaver City 1876 October 18
4 49 Poem: "The Centennial Party," dated Beaver 1876 July 24
4 50 Thoughts of Louisa Barnes Pratt at the Death of Joseph Smith

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Louisa Barnes Pratt Writings
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
5 1 Poem: "Departed" dated: Beaver 1876 July 26
5 2 Poem: "On the Death of Dr. C. F. Winslow who died in Salt Lake July 1877, aged 66" dated: 1877 July 13
5 3 Poem: "A Valentine behind time," dated: 1878 March 23
5 4 Poem: Fragment, 3rd verse beginning with the line: "And let the holy truths you've learned"
5 5 Poem beginning with the line: "A soft tie binds my soul to thine. . ."
5 6 Poem: "Presentiments."
5 7 Poem: "Song by L. B. Pratt"
5 8 Poem: "To Mr. And Mrs. Dighton"
5 9 Poem beginning with the line: "You ladies who've conven'd this day. . ."
5 10 Poem: "On the weakness of men"
5 11 Poem: "A Song Composed on the celebration of Sister Hawkin's birthday"
5 12 Poem beginning with the line: "It only last; The morning dawned"
5 13 Poem beginning with the line: "The evening shades are drawing nigh"
5 14 Poem beginning with the line: "What hast thou done to us destroying foe"
5 15 Two poems: "Trifles" and "This Flight of Years"
5 16 Poem beginning with the line: "Sad remembrance cease to warn us"
5 17 Poem: "What we think"
5 18 Poem: "A night vision"
5 19 Poem beginning with the line: "Twas eve of an Autumn day. . ."
5 20 Poem beginning with the line: "Gladden the poor trav'lers weary gaze"
5 21 Poem: "Lines composed by Smith Thurston," on the death of his wife, addressed to her mother
5 22 "Forgotten," by Louisa Barnes Pratt regarding Addison Pratt's passing
5 23 Poem: "The Unknown Grave," by W. W. Phelps, sent to Louisa Barnes Pratt
5 24 Poem beginning with the line: "How Swift the moments glide with those. . ." sent to Louisa Barnes Pratt
5 25 Poem beginning with the line: "When to our brothers we will say. . ."
5 26 Poem: "Ode for the fourth of July, The Mountain Standard"
5 27 Poem: "Little Maud"
5 28 Poem: "Sheriffs Sale," Justices Court, Beaver City and letter beginning "Dear Celia"
5 29 Poem: "For the Beaver Enterprize," on back also poem "What we think"
5 30 Note entitled: "Local, A Terrible Tornado"
5 31 Note entitled: "Local, A Shocking Tornado"
5 32 Notes on a political meeting for the Deseret News
5 33 Note entitled: "Toasts and Sentiments"
5 34 A lecture before the Young Ladies' Retrenchment Association beginning with "My Dear young friends," dated: Beaver 1875 March 13
5 35 "Local, for the Chronicle: A disgraceful occurrence"
5 36 Speech entitled: "Politeness to wives"
5 37 Speech on "Charity"
5 38 Speech beginning "My beloved friends and fellow citizens"
5 39 "For the Enterprize." Letter to an editor relating the whereabouts of Ephraim Pratt
5 40 "Notice," to announce a Relief Society Social gathering
5 41 Note commenting on a card given to her from south America
5 42 "To the publick," written in Louisa Barnes Pratt's 74th year. A short history of her life
5 43 Autobiographical statement on Louisa Barnes Pratt's 75th birthday
5 44 Note on the conditions when Louisa Barnes Pratt left Winter Quarters, Missouri. On the reverse side a poem beginning: "Thanks for the little token you sent. . ."
5 45 Autobiographical statement about a Canadian who helped to supply Louisa with wood
5 46 Seven invitations to various people inviting them to help Mrs. Pratt obtain wood for the winter
5 47 Note containing statistics illegitimacy in France
5 48 On taking a trip to Canada
5 49 Poem: "And to the teachers."
5 50 Book of poetry made and written by Louisa Barnes Pratt
5 51 Memorandum and Account Book. 1878
5 52 Diary.
Contains poem and lock of hair in back pocket.
1871

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Louisa Barnes Pratt and Ellen Pratt McGary
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6 1 Louisa Barnes Pratt Notebook: Society Islands, California, and Utah
6 2 Louisa Barnes Pratt Notebook: Society Islands, Ellen's notes
6 3 Louisa Barnes Pratt published document: "Correspondence"
6 4 Louisa Barnes Pratt published document: "Obituary of a Mormon Elder, " in The Phrenological Journal. LVI, 203-204. [The obituary of Addison Pratt] 1873 March
6 5 Louisa Barnes Pratt published article in the Woman's Exponent
6 6 Journal of Louisa Barnes Pratt 1871 (during trip back East)
6 7 A Patriarchal blessing upon the head of Louisa Barnes Pratt, by the hands of Daniel Tyler 1874 January 17
6 8 The obituary of Louisa Barnes Pratt
6 9 Short note on the birth and death dates of Henry Pratt and Henry Pratt Jr
6 10 Invoice from Morris & Evans for one marble tomb stone, dated: Salt Lake City, Utah 1880 November 4
6 11 Receipt from Utah Southern Railroad for one box marble and 2 pieces sand stone, dated: Salt Lake 1880 November 4
6 12 "Two Sinners: Man and Woman." Poem Author unidentified
6 13 "Cure for Diphtheria."
6 14 Calling cards, small envelopes
6 15 Fragment. No date or signature
6 16 Letter to L. B. Pratt from Ellen Pratt McGary, dated: San Francisco, Sunday 1853 April 17
6 17 Fragment of letter from Ellen to Addison Pratt [1858, Spring]
6 18 Letter to Louisa B. Pratt from Ellen Pratt McGary and William Pratt McGary, dated: Ogden City 1859 October 29
6 19 Letter to Louisa B. Pratt from Ellen Pratt McGary and William, dated: Ogden City 1859 November 10
6 20 Letter to Addison Pratt from William and Ellen McGary, dated: Ogden City 1864 December 18
6 21 Fragment. Letter has "Dear Ellen" written on left margin. [1865 July]
6 22 Letter to L. B. Pratt from Ellen, dated: Ogden City 1865 August 2
6 23 Letter to Addison Pratt from Ellen, dated: Ogden City 1866 August 19
6 24 Letter to L. B. Pratt from Ellen, dated: Ogden City 1866 November 17
6 25 Letter to L. B. Pratt from Ellen, dated: Beaver 1867 January 11
6 26 Letter to Addison Pratt from Ellen, dated: Beaver 1867 December 9
6 27 Letter to Addison Pratt from Ellen, dated: Ogden City 1870 July 3
6 28 Letter to Frances from Ellen, dated: Beaver [1871] September 3, Sunday
6 29 Letter to William McGary, dated Beaver City 1878 August 21
6 30 Letter to Mrs. Farnsworth from Ellen Pratt McGary Coombs, dated: Beaver 1878 September 10
6 31 Letter to "Dear Darling Daughter [Nellie]," dated: Santa Ana 1888 April 11
6 32 Letter to "Ida My Dear Niece," from Ellen P. McGary, dated Garden Grove 1894 July 24
6 33 Letter to L. B. Pratt from Ellen, dated: Friday morning
6 34 Letter to her sister Frances, dated: Ogden City, Monday [?] August 15
6 35 Short Note. "A Valentine for Mrs. Ellen Coombs" inscribed on envelope. Signed: E. L. P. Coombs
6 36 Poem entitled: "Home!" signed Ellen
6 37 Short tribute to the women who crossed the plains with hand carts. Signed E.P Coombs
6 38 "To Men."
6 39 Name cards
6 40 Letters sent to Ellen Spencer Clawson from Ellen Pratt McGary furnished by Hampton C. Godbe
6 41 Letters sent to Ellen Spencer Clawson from Ellen Pratt McGary furnished by Special Collections, Marriott Library, University of Utah
6 42 "Dear Ellen" San Bernardino
(From the University of Utah)
1856 October 7
6 43 "Dear Ellen" San Bernardino
(From the University of Utah)
1857 April 12

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Ellen Pratt McGary: correspondence (letters received), journal, writings, and drawings
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7 1 From Benjamin F. Dewey to "Miss Ellen, " dated: San Bernardino [1854] December 4
7 2 From Lewis L. Newell, "A harte that is true," a poem
7 3 From E. B. Wells, dated: Great Salt Lake 1855 April 2
7 4 From P. P. Clark to "Respected Madam," dated: Lexington [1856] March 20
7 5 From Ellen Spencer Clawson, dated: Great Salt Lake City [1856] June 29
7 6 From Ellen Spencer Clawson, "Lines," a poem by Susan Pindar, dated: Great Salt Lake city 1856 June 20
7 7 From Ellen Spencer Clawson to Ellen Pratt McGary, dated: G. S. L. City 1856 September 4
7 8 From Ellen Spencer Clawson, dated: Great Salt Lake City 1856 November 4
7 9 From Ellen Spencer Clawson, dated: Great Salt Lake City 1857 February 5
7 10 Letter from Truman to "Friend Will and Ellen," dated: Provo City 1859 September 9
7 11 From Martha Brown to "Dear Friend Ellen," dated: 1868 August 23
7 12 From Lucy M. Y. to "Dear Ellen," dated: Mill House 1869 [Month?] 21, Sunday
7 13 From Emeline B. Wells to "My Dear Ellen," dated: Salt Lake City 1870 March 1
7 14 From Martha H. Brown to "Dear Ellen," dated: Sunday 1870 April 10
7 15 [From Emeline B. Wells] to "My Dear Friend," dated: Salt Lake City 1871 March 26
7 16 From Emeline B. Wells to "My Dear Ellen," dated: Salt Lake City 1872 March 6
7 17 From Martha Brown to Ellen, dated: 1872 December 15
7 18 From Emeline B. Wells to "My Dear Ellen," dated: Salt Lake City 1874 May 17
7 19 Fragment to "Sister Ellen Coombs," dated: Provo 1880 February 9
7 20 From E. B. Wells to "My Dear Sister," dated: 1880 September 16
7 21 From William to Dear Ma," dated: Frisco 1880 September 17
7 22 From Milando Pratt to "Mrs. Ellen S. Coombs & A. L. Willis," dated: Historian's Office, Salt Lake City 1880 September 30
7 23 From Nellie to "Dearest ma," dated Frisco 1880 October 24
7 24 From Nellie to "My own dear Ma,"
7 25 From T. W. Curtis to "Mrs. Ellen Coombs," dated: Columbus Pa 1880 December 7
7 26 From Jane B. Young to "Sister Ellen," dated: Cedar City 1881 June 26
7 27 From M. Coombs to "My Dear Wife," dated: Parowan City 1883 February 9
7 28 From O. K. W. , poem entitled "To My Sister Ellen."
7 29 Five locks of hair
7 30 From Lois Crosby to "Dear Aunt Ellen," dated: Adamsville 1890 March 25
7 31 From "An Admirer" to "Miss Ellen," dated: San Bernardino February 14
7 32 From Emeline B. Wells to Ellen. Undated
7 33 Envelopes. Addressed to "Mrs. Ellen S. Pratt" and "Mrs. Ellen Pratt Coombs."
7 34 Journal, May 14 to October 11, 1852. Includes voyage from Tahiti to San Francisco 1852 May 14 - October 11
7 35 Journal. Recites first week of marriage, San Bernardino, California 1856 May 26-31
7 36 Drawings of flowers
7 37 Tahitian language study notes
Sketches of flowers.
1851 March 25
7 38 a certificate respecting Ellen's having been " a very good girl in school," deserving of praise. [1836]
7 39 Invitation to Mr. Father White to attend a wedding ball
7 40 Poem: "Come go with Me." Newspaper clipping
7 41 Poem: "To Thee" manuscript
7 42 Newspaper clippings. Note death notice of Emma Francelle
7 43 Fiber
7 44 Envelope with fragment
7 45 Envelopes, addressed, stamped, opened
7 46 Cards
7 47 Poem: "Smile on Me Still."
7 48 A Christmas greeting
7 49 Poem: "A Picture in Memory." Dedicated to Emeline B. Wells. " From Sister Lu." Printed piece 1876 February 18
7 50 A Valentine
7 51 Drawing, John Eagar, No. 3
7 52 Book, 8x5, which contained the various cards, poems, etc.
7 53 Ellen Pratt McGary - Genealogical and biographical Data

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William H. McGary: correspondence and poetry. Frank Ball: correspondence. Frances Pratt Dyer: Correspondence
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8 1 Poem sent to Ellen Pratt from William H. McGary, "From an Echo in the Mountains," dated: 1855 March 5
8 2 Journal entitled "William H. McGary's Day Book, dated: San Bernardino 1856 May 26
8 3 Letter from William McGary to "My Dear Ellen," dated: Silver city 1872 August 18 Sunday
8 4 Poem from William H. entitled "To my Ellen."
8 5 Letter from W. H. McGary to "Dear Sister," dated: Garden Grove 1895 August 17
8 6 Letter from W. H. McGary to "Dear Sister," dated: Garden Grove 1895 September 6
8 7 Letter from Frank Ball to "Dear Cousins," Pueblo de Los Angeles 1855 August 19
8 8 Letter from Frank Ball to Ellen, dated: Puebla de los Demonoias, October, 30, 1855 with poems "The Miners Farewell" and "The Old Sexton!!" included. Poems by Frank Ball
8 9 Letter from Frank Ball "To the Pratt Family, Greetings" dated: Puebla de los Demonias 1855 November 7
8 10 Letter from Frank Ball to "Dear Ellen," dated: State Prison 1856 January 11
8 11 Letter from Frank Ball to "Very Dear & Rather Fast Cousin," dated: San Francisco 1856 March 6
8 12 Letter from Frank Ball to "Dear Cousin," dated: San Francisco 1857 December 27
8 13 Letter from Frances Pratt Dyer to Ellen, "The first day of June, Thursday afternoon."
8 14 Letter from Frances Pratt Dyer to "Dear Sister Ellen," dated: San Francisco July 10
8 15 Letter from Frances Pratt Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: Our Rancho [1856?] April 16
8 16 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: Chenys Ranch [1857?] April 22
8 17 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: San Lorenzo [1857?] July 29
8 18 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: San Francisco [1858?] December 29
8 19 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: Haywards [1863?] April 18
8 20 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: San Francisco [1863] October 29
8 21 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: Alvarado February 1
8 22 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: San Francisco 1864 April 1
8 23 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: San Francisco 1864 September 8
8 24 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Ellen," dated: San Francisco 1864 October 3
8 25 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: San Francisco [1864?] October 5
8 26 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," [1866?, Spring]
8 27 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: Ogden 1866 July 7
8 28 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: Ogden City [1866?] August 8
8 29 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: Ogden City [1866?] August 19
8 30 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: Ogden City 1866 October 26
8 31 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: Ogden City 1866 December 13
8 32 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Mother," dated: Ogden [1867?] January
8 33 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: Ogden 1867 April 1
8 34 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Father," Undated
8 35 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: Ogden City 1867 May 17
8 36 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: Great Salt Lake City 1867 August 8
8 37 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: Ogden City 1867 August 18
8 38 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: Ogden City 1867 September 1
8 39 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Father," dated: Ogden City 1867 November 6
8 40 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Mother," dated: Anaheim 1871 May 27
8 41 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Ellen," Undated
8 42 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Mr. Coombs, Dear Brother," dated: Anaheim 1873 April 8
8 43 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Mother," dated: Anaheim 1873 April 8
8 44 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Ellen," dated: March 2
8 45 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "My Dear Mother," dated: Anaheim 1880 August 28
8 46 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "My Dear Sister," [Ellen], dated: Anaheim 1881 February 17
8 47 Two part letter from F. P. Dyer to "My Dear Sister Ellen," dated: Anaheim 1881 April 20
8 48 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Sister," [Ellen], dated: Anaheim 1881 June 24
8 49 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "My Dear Sister Louisa," dated: Anaheim 1882 August 1
8 50 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "My Dear Niece & family," dated: Anaheim 1900 May 16
8 51 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "My Dear Niece & family," dated: Anaheim 1901 February 15
8 52 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "My Dear Niece & Family," dated: Anaheim 1901 August 27
8 53 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "My Dear Niece & family," dated: Anaheim 1902 June 13
8 54 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "My Dear Nephew Jay"
8 55 Fragments from a torn letter. No signature
8 56 Calling card; school tax receipt
8 57 Letter from F. P. Dyer to "Dear Brother," dated: Anaheim 1869 February 4

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Ellen Pratt McGary, Ann Louisa Pratt Willis, Nellie McGary Jones, Ida Hunt Udall, and May Hunt Larson
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9 1 Letter from Ellen Pratt McGary to "Dear Father," dated: Hunt's ranch twelve miles south of Cedar City, Wednesday 1858 April 19
9 2 Letter from Ann Louisa Pratt Willis to "Dear Father," [Addison Pratt], dated: Beaver 1864 November 6
9 3 Letter from Ann Louisa Pratt Willis to "Dear Father," dated: Beaver 1865 June 4
9 4 Letter from Ann Louisa Pratt Willis to "Dear Sister Frances," dated: Sunday evening [1865] December 18
9 5 Letter from Ann Louisa Pratt Willis to "Dear Sister Frances," dated: Beaver 1866 February 7
9 6 Letter from A. L. P. Willis to "Dear Father," dated: Beaver 1866 October 10
9 7 Letter from A. L. P. Willis to "Dear Father," dated: Beaver 1866 December 18
9 8 Letter from A. L. P. Willis to "Dear Father," dated: Beaver 1867 December 10
9 9 Letter from A. L. P. Willis to "Dear Father," dated: 1867 September 28, Sunday p. m.
9 10 Letter from A. L. P. Willis to "Dear Father," dated: Beaver 1867 January 30
9 11 Letter from A. L. P. Willis to "Dear Father," dated: Eagle Rock, Idaho 1888 August 22
9 12 Letter from A. L. P. Willis to "Dear Father," dated: Eagle Rock, Idaho 1890 June 25
9 13 Letter from A. L. P. Willis to "Dear Ida.," dated: Idaho Falls 1915 January 19
9 14 Notebook of poems and clippings of Ann Louisa Pratt Willis
9 15 Obituary of Hugh Willis
9 16 Poem by A. L. P. Willis: "Lorena."
9 17 Letter received from May Hunt Larson to Nellie McGary Jones "My Dear Cousin Nellie" dated: Snowflake 1883 April 10
9 18 Letter sent to Nellie McGary Jones "Well Old Darling," dated: Beaver City 1887 December 18
9 19 Short note written by Nellie
9 20 Receipt of Nellie McGary Jones for payment of Assessment # 109, by the Municipal Bond Company
9 21 Certificate of Promotion for Fred Jones
9 22 Letter to "Mrs. Smith: Dear madam, " from Mrs. M. C. Seggete, dated: Jersey City, New Jersey 1893 November 28
9 23 Envelope addressed to "Miss Lottie Jones"
9 24 Letter to "My Dear Brother and Family," [Fred and Nellie Jones], from Theda Jones, dated: Beaver 1918 December 22
9 25 Letter from Theda Jones to "Well My Dear Sister and Family," dated: Beaver 1918 December 8
9 26 Letter to "Kinfolk." [Likely a granddaughter of Caroline Crosby]
9 27 Biographical Sketch of Addison Pratt and Louisa Barnes Pratt by Nellie McGary Jones
9 28 Letter to "My Dear Cousin Nellie," from Ida Hunt Udall, dated: Snowflake, Arizona 1910 August 12
9 29 Letter to "Dear Grandma Hunt," from Ida Hunt Udall, dated: Snowflake July 28
9 30 Letter to "Dear Nellie," from Ida Hunt Udall, dated: Joseph City March 2
9 31 Calling Card
9 32 Letter fragment sent to Nellie Jones from Ida Hunt Udall
9 33 Two envelopes. To "Miss Ida. F. Hunt" with lock of hair and to "Mrs. Nellie M. Jones"
9 34 Letter to "My Dear Cousin Nellie McGary Jones," from May Hunt Larson, dated Snowflake 1903 January 29
9 35 Letter from May Hunt Larson to "Miss Clara Jones: My Dear Niece," dated: Snowflake 1903 January 30
9 36 Letter to "My Dear Cousin Nellie," from May Hunt Larson, dated: Snowflake 1906 January 29
9 37 Letter to "Mrs. Nellie J. Jones: My Dear Cousin, " from May Hunt Larson, dated: Snowflake 1915 January 29
9 38 Letter to "My Dear Cousin Nellie," from May Hunt Larson, dated: Snowflake 1913 January 29
9 39 Letter to "Dear Cousin Nellie," from May Hunt Larson, dated: Snowflake 1915 June 28
9 40 Letter to "Mrs. Nellie M. Jones: My Dear Cousin," dated: Snowflake 1915 January 29
9 41 Letter to "Dear Cousin Nellie," from May Hunt Larson, dated: Snowflake 1917 May 10
9 42 Letter to "My Dear Nellie," dated Sunday 1917 July
9 43 Letter to "Dear Sister Cousin," from May Hunt Larson, dated: Snowflake 1918 July 26
9 44 Letter to "My Dear Cousin Nellie," dated: Snowflake Christmas, 1919
9 45 Letter to "My Dear Sister Cousin Nellie," from May Hunt Larson, dated: Snowflake 1922 October 23
9 46 Letter from May Hunt Larson to "My Dear Sister Cousin," dated: Snowflake 1926 October 15
9 47 Letter from May Hunt Larson to "Dear Cousin Nellie," dated: Snowflake 1924 January 14
9 48 Letter from May Hunt Larson to "My Dear cousin Nellie J. R.," dated: Snowflake 1927 January 29
9 49 Letter to "My Dear, Dear, Nellie," from May Hunt Larson, dated: Snowflake Sunday, 1928 October
9 50 Letter from May Hunt Larson to "My Dear, Dear, Nellie," dated: Snowflake 1928 December
9 51 Letter from May Hunt Larson to "My Dear Nellie Cousin," dated: Snowflake 1929 May 17
9 52 Letter from May Hunt Larson to "My Dear Cousin," dated: Snowflake 1930 October 12
9 53 Letter from May Hunt Larson to "Nellie Dear," dated: Snowflake 1931 January 29
9 54 Letter to "My Dear Cousin Nellie," dated: Snowflake 1931 September 14
9 55 Fragment, beginning with the line: "Now I must tell you. . ."
9 56 Christmas card to "Mrs. Nellie M. Jones" 1916
9 57 Two envelopes addressed to Mrs. Nellie Jones Reynolds

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Celia Mounts Hunt, Jonathan Crosby family, and Ida Mae Wrathall
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10 1 Letter to "Dear old sister Nell," dated: Salt Lake City 1919 November 19
10 2 Letter from Celia Mounts Hunt to "Mrs. May Larson," dated: San Bernardino, California 1886 October 16
10 3 Talk by Caroline B. Crosby to "My Dear Sisters"
10 4 Letter from Alma Crosby to "Mrs. Frances Dyer: My Dear Niece," dated: Beaver, Be'v'r County, Utah 1889 October 20
10 5 Letter to "Dear Mama and all," from Ida Mae Wrathall, Grantsville, Utah
10 6 Letter from Ida Mae Wrathall to "Dear folks at home," Grantsville, Utah
10 7 Letter to "My dear Mother and all," from Ida Mae Wrathall, dated: Salt Lake City, Utah 1921 August 12
10 8 Three items: Letter to "Dear Mama and Ella," dated: Grantsville, Utah, November 28, 1918; Letter to "Dear mama, Ella, and all," dated: Grantsville, Utah, January 10,1919: and a letter from Kenneth W. to "Dear Grandma," dated: Grantsville, Utah January 10, 1919.
10 9 Letter from Kenneth to "Dear Grandma," dated Grantsville, Utah January 10, 1919.
10 10 Letter to "My Dear Mother," from Ida Mae Wrathall, dated January 27, 1919.
10 11 Letter to "Dear Mama, Fred, & all," dated March 16, 1919.
10 12 Letter from Ida Mae Wrathall to "Dear Don and Ella," dated: Grantsville, Utah April 6, 1919.
10 13 Letter from Ida Mae Wrathall to "Dear folks at home," dated: October 11, 1920.
10 14 Letter to "Dear Mama, Ella, and all," dated: May 1st [1921].
10 15 Letter to "My Dear Sister Clara," from Ida Mae Wrathall, dated: June 2, 1921.
10 16 Letter to "Dear Sister Clara," dated: Grantsville, Utah November 18, 1921.
10 17 Poem entitled "Our Trip in a Nutshell."
10 18 Letter to "Dear Grandma," from "Your little niece, Lois Wrathall," dated: Grantsville, Utah April 23, 1920.
10 19 Miscellaneous envelopes
10 20 Cards
10 21 Letters of Missionaries who served with Addison Pratt

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Collection information and management
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11 1 Correspondence relating to the acquisition of the Addison Pratt Family Papers 1955-1963
11 2 Rencher Affair (concerning return of Addison Pratt Journals)
11 3 List of Descendants of Addison Pratt
11 4 Addison Pratt and Louisa Barnes Pratt Family Group Records
11 5 Correspondence received - relating to Addison Pratt Family
11 6 Louis Hunt West and Joseph Anderson West
11 7 Misc APFP - Papers pertaining to Sidney Alvarus Hanks, Lottie West, Don Carter, Kay and Louise Randall

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Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Ball, Frank.
    • Dyer, Frances Pratt, 1834-1921.
    • McGary, Ellen Pratt, 1832-1895.
    • McGary, William Henry, 1833-1906.
    • Pratt, Addison, d. 1872.
    • Pratt, Henry, 1771-1841.
    • Pratt, Louisa Barnes, 1802-1880.
    • Family Names :
    • Pratt family.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Mormon missionaries--French Polynesia--Society Islands--Diaries.
    • Mormon women--French Polynesia--Society Islands.
    • Mormon women--Utah.
    • Mormons--California--Diaries.
    • Mormons--French Polynesia--Society Islands--Diaries.

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