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Volume 1, Life Writings of Frontier Women series, edited by Maureen Ursenbach Beecher

Mary Richard's journals and letters record a young woman's rare, but richly detailed view of life in the temporary Mormon pioneer communities in Iowa.

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Winter Quarters

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Overview

Volume 1, Life Writings of Frontier Women series, edited by Maureen Ursenbach Beecher

Mary Richard's journals and letters record a young woman's rare, but richly detailed view of life in the temporary Mormon pioneer communities in Iowa.

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Richards, a young Mormon convert from England and a relative of one of the church's founders, Brigham Young, portrays the personalities and everyday activities of renowned and obscure church members at their Winter Quarters on their trek West. Her journals and letters detail the hardships and joys of pioneer life, and shed light on early Mormon social customs, including women's struggles with the newly public practice of polygamy. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874213027
  • Publisher: Utah State University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1996
  • Series: Life Writings Frontier Women , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents


Foreword
Maureen Ursenbach Beecher xi
Acknowledgments xv
ONE The Fabric of Life: An Introduction 1
Two A Scribe for the Women: TheJournals and Letters 49
THREE "One of the Most Beautyfull valeys" 53
The Memorandum, September 1823 to December 1840 53
FOUR "Weept about an houre & ... felt some better" 63
Journal One, May toJuly 1846 63
Letters to Samuel Richards, May to July 1846 71
FIVE Sleeping on the "soft side of a bord" 83
Journal Two,July to August 1846 83
Letter to Samuel Richards, September to October 1846 91
SIX "Our Tent was crowded all day with folks coming in" 99
Journal Three, November 1846 to May 1847 99
Letters to Samuel Richards, January to April 1847 126
SEVEN "These Hills are the Works of thy hands" 141
Journal Four, May to November 1847 141
Letters to Samuel Richards,June to August 1847 167
EIGHT "Tis when I am Sick' that I miss you the most" 179
Journal Five, November 1847 to March 1848 179
Letters to Samuel Richards, November 1847 to February 1848 198
viii Winter Quarters
NINE As "a steam Boat hove in sight" 209
Journal Six, March to May 1848 209
Biographical Register 219
Notes 287
Bibliography 313
Abbreviations 313
Index 321

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