Photocopies of a typewritten autobiography, two typewritten letters, and two biographies. In her autobiography, Parkinson writes about her life in Utah and Idaho, the polygamous marriage of her husband, and her attitude towards the Mormon Church. Also included is a brief biographical statement of Parkinson's daughter telling of Ellen's last years. The two letters are from Isaac B. Nash to "Vie" stating that he was given a three-month sentence for polygamy. The biography is of Mary Cramer Poole (1790-1881) and tells about her conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, her sailing on the ship Brooklyn to San Francisco, California, and how she made "much money" after gold was found nearby.
- Parkinson, Ellen Elvira Nash (Person)
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1 folder (0.2 linear ft.) : 34 p.
Biographical / Historical
Mormon woman and teacher who lived in Preston and Franklin, Idaho and in Hyrum and Salt Lake City, Utah.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Brooklyn (Ship : 1834-1856) -- History
- Franklin (Idaho) -- History
- Home and Family
- Hyrum (Utah) -- History
- Mormon women -- Idaho -- History
- Mormon women -- Utah -- History
- Nash, Isaac Bartlett
- Parkinson, Ellen Elvira Nash
- Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History
- Poole, Mary Cramer, 1790-1881
- Preston (Idaho) -- History
- Salt Lake City (Utah) -- History
- Social Life and Customs
- Register of Ellen Elvira Nash Parkinson papers
- Rose Frank
- 14 April 2011
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