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.
Scope and Content Note:
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.
Box 1. Henry Pratt Family: correspondence, genealogy. Addison Pratt: correspondence, documents, and genealogy.
Box 2. Copies of Addison Pratt and other missionary letters
[duplicate of Box 1, Folders 25-40]
Box 3. Addison Pratt: letters received. Louisa Barnes Pratt: letters sent
Box 4. Louisa Barnes Pratt: correspondence and poetry
Box 5. Louisa Barnes Pratt: writings
Box 6. Louisa Barnes Pratt: writings. Ellen Pratt McGary: correspondence
Box 7. Ellen Pratt McGary: letters received, journal, writings, and drawings
Box 8. William H. McGary: correspondence and poetry. Frank Ball: correspondence. Frances Pratt Dyer: correspondence
Box 9. Papers pertaining to: Lois Pratt Hunt
Ann Louisa Pratt Willis
Nellie McGary Jones
Ida Hunt Udall
May Hunt Larson
Box 10. Papers pertaining to:
Celia Mounts Hunt
Jonathan Crosby Family
Ida Mae Wrathall
Box 11. Correspondence and research relating to the Addison Pratt Family and the Addison Pratt Family
Box 1. Henry Pratt Family: correspondence, genealogy, and Addison Pratt: correspondence, documents, and genealogy
Fd 1 Biographical Sketch of Addison Pratt “First Pacific Island Missionary” by Nettie Hunt Rencher
Fd 2 Biography of Ellen Sophronia Pratt McGary by Ida Mae Jones Wrathall
Fd 3 Addison Pratt Family Genealogy
Fd 4 Henry Prattt Family Genealogy
Fd 5 Letter from Eliza Prattt to “Dear Brother and Sister” [Addison and Louisa] dated: Winchester, September 24, 1832.
Fd 6 Letter from Henry Pratt to “Dear Children” [Addison and Louisa] dated: Winchester, July 29th, 1836.
Fd 7 Letter from Henry Pratt to “Dear Children” [Addison and Louisa] dated: Winchester, 20th May, 1838.
Fd 8 Letter from Henry Pratt to “Dear Children” [Addison and Louisa] dated: Winchester, August 18th, 1838.
Fd 9 Letter from Eliza Pratt Bolles to “My Dear Sister” [Louisa] dated: Winchester, February 2d, 1855.
Fd 10 Letter from Eliza P. Bolles to “My Dear Sister” [Louisa] dated Winchester, November 11th, 1860.
Fd 11 Letter from Charlotte Pratt to “My Dear Brother Addison” dated Winchester, September 23, 1862.
Fd 12 Letter from Eliza Pratt Bolles to “My Dear Brother Addison” October 16th, 1863.
Fd 13 Letter from Henry M. Pratt to “Dear Uncle” dated Winchester, March 22, 1868.
Fd 14 Certificate of character for Addison Pratt from the Selectmen of the Town of Winchester, New Hampshire, dated: Winchester, March 1, 1831.
Fd 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, January 31, 1840.
Fd 16 Patriarchal blessing of Addison Pratt, given by Hyrum Smith at Nauvoo, Illinois, March 28, 1843. James Sloan, clerk. (Copied from book 4, page 517, Church Historian’s Office)
Fd 17 Record of ordination and appointment to “a mission to the Sandwich Islands,” dated: Nauvoo, Illinois May 23, 1843.
Fd 18 Quitclaim deed from William G. Dana, dated: January 29th, 1850.
Fd 19 Permis de Sejour issued to Addison Pratt, at Papeete, 25 May 1850.
Fd 20 Permis de Sejour issued to Addison Pratt, at Papeete, 13 November 1850.
Fd 21 Autobiographical note by Addison Pratt.
Fd 22 Funeral notice.
Fd 23 Endowment Record.
Fd 24 Addison Pratt’s Memory Book presented by his wife and daughters.
Fd 25 Letter from Addison Pratt to Louisa B. Pratt, Buffalo, New York, May 31, 1835. A.L.S.,
Fd 26 Letter from Addison Pratt to Louisa B. Pratt, Ship Timoleon, North Atlantic Ocean, November 4, 1843. Times and Seasons, V (1 August 1844), 602-5.
Fd 27 Letter from Addison Pratt to W.W. Phelps, Ship Timoleon, Pacific Ocean, April 25th, 1844. Times and Seasons, V (15 November 1844), 707-10.
Fd 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.
Fd 29 Letter from Addison Pratt to Willard Richards, Island of Toobouai, south Pacific Ocean, September 20th, 1844. A.L.S., Church History Department Archives.
Fd 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.
Fd 31 Letter from Addison Pratt to “My Dear Family,” Tahiti, January 6, 1846. Ms copy in hand of May Hunt Larson (original not donated to Special Collections).
Fd 32 Letter from Addison Pratt “To the presiding high council of the Church,” Chain Island, or Ana, South Pacific Ocean, October 19th, 1846. A.L.S., also signed by Benjamin Frank Grouard. Church History Department Archives.
Fd 33 Letter from Addison Pratt to “Dear Brethren the Twelve,” [appended to a letter to Brigham Young from Samuel Brannan, San Francisco, October 17, 1847.] A.L.S., Church History Department Archives.
Fd 34 Letter from Addison Pratt to [Willard] Richards, Great Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, October, 1848. A.L.S. Church History Department Archives.
Fd 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), 13 June 1849.
Fd 36 Letter from Addison Pratt to Brigham Young, San Francisco, April 15, 1850. A.L.S. Church History Department Archives, Ms d 1234, box 20,
Fd 37 Letter from Addison Pratt to Brigham Young, Tahiti, December 10th, 1850. A.L.S. Church History Department Archives, Ms d 1234, box 20,
Fd 38 Letter from Addison Pratt to Brigham Young, Tahiti, May 15, 1851. Latter-Day Saints’ Millennial Star, XIV (1 April 1852), 108-9.
Fd 39 Letter from Addison Pratt to “Dear Daughter Ellen” Pratt McGary, n.p., July 10, 1858. A.L.S.
Fd 40 Letter from Addison Pratt to “My Dear Family,” Anaheim, California, October 11th, 1872. Dictated, in hand of Frances Pratt Dyer.
Box 2. Duplicates of Addison Pratt Letters (Box 1, Folders 25- 40)
Fd 1 To Louisa B. Pratt. Buffalo, NY. 31 May 1835
Fd 2 To Louisa B. Pratt. Ship Timoleon, North Atlantic Ocean. 4 Nov 1843
Fd 3 To W. W. Phelps. Ship Timoleon, Pacific Ocean. 25 April 1844
Fd 4 To My Dear Wife. Island of Toobouai, Society Group. 17 Sep 1844
Fd 5 To Willard Richards. Island of Toobouai. South Pacific Ocean. 20 Sep 1844
Fd 6 To Brigham Young. Island of Toobouai, Society Group. 20 Feb 1845
Fd 7 To My Dear Family. Tahiti. 6 Jan 1846
Fd 8 To Presiding high council. Chain Island or Ana South Pacific Ocean. 19 Oct 1846
Fd 9 Dear Brethren of the Twelve. San Francisco. 17 Oct 1847
Fd 10 Willard Richards. Great Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. Oct 1848
Fd 11 George A. Smith. Great Salt Lake City. March or April 1849
Fd 12 Brigham Young. San Francisco. 15 April 1850
Fd 13 Brigham Young. Tahiti. 10 Dec 1850
Fd 14 Brigham Young. Tahiti. 15 May 1851
Fd 15 Ellen Pratt McGary. 10 July 1958
Fd 16 My Dear Family. Anaheim, California. 11 Oct 1872
Fd 17-19 Extra copies of Addison Pratt and other missionary letters
Box 3. Addison Pratt: letters received and Louisa Barnes Pratt: letters sent
Fd 1 City of Joseph August 28th A.D. 1845: communication to Addison Pratt.
Fd 2 Letter from Benjamin F. Grouard “To the Brethren of the Twelve” Chain Island, Paumotu Group, South Pacific Islands. October 1, 1846.
Fd 3 Letter from James Brown to Willard Richards. Papeiete, Tahiti, November 16, 1851.
Fd 4 Letter from Addison Pratt to “Dear Brother Rogers,” 13 November 1845.
Fd 5 Letter from Samuel Brannan to President Young, San Francisco, March 29, 1848.
Fd 6 Letter from Addison Pratt to “the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints” San Francisco, September 5, 1850.
Fd 7 Noah Rogers
Fd 8 Addison Pratt. Tubuai Branch Record, 1844. Church Historian’s Office Archives.
Fd 9 Letter received from Caroline Crosby, “Dear Brother and Sister, nieces, and little nephew,” dated: San Jose Mission, March 5th, 1853.
Fd 10 Letter received from H.C. [Henry Christie], “Dear Brother Pratt,” dated: San Francisco, April 28, 1854.
Fd 11 Letter received from a niece, Maria Pratt Newcomb Jones, “My Dear Uncle Addison,” dated: Weston, Massachusetts, February 1, 1855.
Fd 12 Letter received from James N. McIntyre, “Brother Pratt, Dear Sir,” dated: Sacramento city, April 21, 1855.
Fd 13 Letter received from J. Dyer, “Dear Father,” dated: Hay Wards, July 28, 1857.
Fd 14 Letter received from Charles C. Rich, “Addison Pratt,” dated: Great Salt Lake City, October the 7th 1857.
Fd 15 Letter received from Henry Marshall Bozeman, “Dear Uncle Addison,” dated: Hawkinsville, GA, November 17th 1857.
Fd 16 Letter received from E.H. Walker, “My old friend Mr. Pratt,” dated: At home, June 24th 1865.
Fd 17 Letter received from Horace Barnes, “Dear Brother,” dated: Bristol Station, November 8, 1881.
Fd 18 Envelopes.
Fd 19 Letter from Louisa Barnes Pratt to “My Dear Husband” dated: City of Saints [Salt Lake City], November 4, 1849.
Fd 20 Letter from Louisa Barnes Pratt to “Dear Sister Hutchinson,” date: San Bernardino, June 8, 1855.
Fd 21 Letter from Louisa Barnes Pratt and Frank Ball to Ellen, dated: Wednesday Morning June 26, .
Fd 22 Letter from Louisa Barnes Pratt to “Dear daughter E.” [Ellen], date: Wednesday evening, September 22, .
Fd 23 Letter from Louisa Barnes Pratt to Ellen dated: Beaver, October 8, 1859.
Fd 24 Letter from Louisa Barnes Pratt to Ellen, date: Tuesday evening, 14th day [February, 1860]. Signed “Marm Pratt.”
Fd 25 Letter from Louisa Barnes Pratt to Nellie [McGary], dated Monday evening, .
Fd 26 Letter from Louisa Barnes Pratt to Ellen, dated: Beaver, July 3, 1864.
Fd 27 Letter from Louisa Barnes Pratt to “Dear A. Pratt, “ [Addison], dated: Beaver, July 12th, 1864.
Fd 28 Letter from L. B. Pratt to Ellen, dated: Beaver, November 17, 1864.
Fd 29 Letter from L. B. Pratt to “Dear Ellen,” dated: Beaver, April 26 .
Fd 30 Letter from L. B. Pratt to Ellen, dated: Beaver, May 25, 1865.
Fd 31 Letter from L. B. Pratt to Ellen, dated: Beaver, January 16th 1866.
Fd 32 Letter from L. B. Pratt to “Ellen, dear Girl,” dated: Beaver, February 8th .
Fd 33 Letter from L. B. Pratt to “Dear Ellen,” dated: Beaver, March 1st, 1866.
Fd 34 Letter from L. B. Pratt to “Ellen, Dear girl,” dated: Beaver, April 26, 1866.
Fd 35 Letter from L. B. Pratt to “Dear Brother Canfield,” dated: Beaver, November 21, 1869.
Fd 36 Letter from L. B. Pratt to “Dear Ellen,” dated: Beaver, July 18, .
Fd 37 Letter from L. B. Pratt to “Dear Ellen,” dated: Beaver, Feb. 12, .
Fd 38 Letter from Mother, Sister, L. B. Pratt to “Sister, and daughter, ‘dears,’” dated: Beaver, February 15, .
Fd 39 Letter from L. B. Pratt to “Dear daughter,” [Ellen], dated: Beaver, March 4th, 1873.
Fd 40 Letter from L. B. Pratt to “Dear Ellen,” dated: Beaver, July 1873.
Fd 41 Letter from Louisa Barnes Pratt to Mrs. Charlotte B. Wilbour, “Dear friends,” dated: Beaver, September 30th, 1873.
Fd 42 Letter from L. B. Pratt to Ellen.
Fd 43 Letter from L. B. Pratt to Ellen, dated: Beaver, [July 14, 1870].
Box 4. Louisa Barnes Pratt: correspondence and poetry
Fd 1 Three fragments by Louisa Barnes Pratt.
Fd 2 Letter from L. B. Pratt (no salutation).
Fd 3 Letter from L. B. Pratt.
Fd 4 Letter from Louisa B. Pratt to father [Addison Pratt ?]
Fd 5 Letter from L. B. Pratt to “Dear daughters,” dated: Sister Barton’s, Wednesday eve’y. Parowan, Nov 16.
Fd 6 Letter “Dear Sister Cox.”
Fd 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.
Fd 8 Short note to “Sister Kath’e.”
Fd 9 Letter to “Mrs. Pres’t ladies & gentlemen.”
Fd 10 Fragment to Mrs. Mary J. Tanner.
Fd 11 Fragment from Louisa Barnes Pratt.
Fd 12 Fifth page of fragment from Louisa Barnes Pratt to Ellen.
Fd 13 Letter to E. S. P. Coombs, dated: Tuesday morning, [July 14,1870].
Fd 14 Letter to Ellen, dated: Tuesday morning.
Fd 15 Letter to “Dear Lois,” dated Monday evening, September 8.
Fd 16 Note to Lois.
Fd 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, 5 March 1845.
Fd 18 Letter received from her sister, Dolly B. Lockwood, written from Banger, VT., December 30, 1837; postdated January 4, 1838.
Fd 19 Letter received from Na Haametua me and Na Temau taeae. Written in Tahitian. Addressed Na Paraita va, Tubuai. 1851.
Fd 20 Letter received from Henry Christie to L. B. Pratt, dated: San Francisco, December 31, 1853.
Fd 21 Letter received from Caroline B. Crosby, dated: San Francisco, Wednesday, August 15th 1855.
Fd 22 Letter received from Miss M.P. Jones to “Dear Aunt Louisa,” dated: Cambridge, [Massachusetts] November 1st .
Fd 23 Extract of letter received from Sister Hall, dated: San Bernardino, March 25th, 1860, addressed to Mrs. Louisa b. Pratt, Salt Lake.
Fd 24 Letter received from a niece, Maria P. Jones, dated: Cambridge, April 16th, 1860.
Fd 25 Letter received from B. Frank Grouard, dated: Farmington, Fulton County, Illinois January 14th 1873.
Fd 26 Letter received from E. [Eliza] R. Snow, dated: Salt Lake City, January 26, 1876.
Fd 27 Letter received from L. W. L. to “Dear Miss Pratt, dated: Malone, February 6, 1876.
Fd 28 Letter received from Augusta B. Smith to “Dear Friend,” dated: Glendale, October 24, 1876.
Fd 29 Letter received from Elvira Lenison, dated: Leiciester, October 2, 1828.
Fd 30 Letter received from Lyden B. Blycard to “my dear Aunt, Louisa,” dated: St. Thomas, June 25, 1871.
Fd 31 Letter received from Lois B. Pratt Hunt to “Mother,” Snow Flake, Arizona
March 12, 1879
Fd 32 Poem from L. B. Smith entitled “Friendship Token.”
Fd 33 Letter and poem entitled “The Season,” from Annie Thompson, dated: Cove Creek, Utah.
Fd 34 Poem from A. E. Thompson entitled “Faithful” also “The Seasons.”
Fd 35 Fragment from Sister Tanner [Henry’s mother ?], an old friend.
Fd 36 Fragment from D. B. L.
Fd 37 Envelope
Fd 38 Letter received from Ephraim (Frank Grouard) to “Dear Mother,” dated: Fort Laramie, Wyoming, March 22, 1871.
Fd 39 Letter received from Frank Grouard to “My Dear Mother,” dated Camp on Belle Fouche Creek, W. T. Powder River Expedition, December 16, 1876.
Fd 40 Newspaper clipping entitled, “Scout Frank Grouard’s Account of the Battle in which American Horse was Killed.”
Fd 41 Poem: “Addressed to the Happy Lovers,” dated: Warwick, Massachusetts, May 1827.
Fd 42 Poem: “The Road to Happiness,” dated: Tubuai, December 11, 1851.
Fd 43 Poem: “Written on the death of Emma Francelle McGary, who died in Ogden, Weber County, November 7, 1859.”
Fd 44 Poem: “On the death of Hiram Blackwell, who died in Beaver, December 27, 1863.” (two copies)
Fd 45 Poem: “Lines composed previous to stating on a long journey,” dated: Beaver, April, 1871, and a fragment.
Fd 46 Poem: “Lines composed on going from home and leaving a grandchild very dangerously sick,” written on the road to Salt Lake City, may 10, 1871.
Fd 47 Poem: “A Song for the Young Ladies Retrenchment Association,” dated: May 8, 1875.
Fd 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, October 18, 1876.
Fd 49 Poem: “The Centennial Party,” dated Beaver, July 24, 1876.
Fd 50 Thoughts of Louisa Barnes Pratt at the Death of Joseph Smith
Box 5. Louisa Barnes Pratt Writings
Fd 1 Poem: “Departed” dated: Beaver, July 26, 1876.
Fd 2 Poem: “On the Death of Dr. C. F. Winslow who died in Salt Lake July 1877, aged 66” dated: July 13, 1877.
Fd 3 Poem: “A Valentine behind time,” dated: March 23, 1878.
Fd 4 Poem: Fragment, 3rd verse beginning with the line: “And let the holy truths you’ve learned”
Fd 5 Poem beginning with the line: “A soft tie binds my soul to thine. . .”
Fd 6 Poem: “Presentiments.”
Fd 7 Poem: “Song by L. B. Pratt”
Fd 8 Poem: “To Mr. And Mrs. Dighton”
Fd 9 Poem beginning with the line: “You ladies who’ve conven’d this day. . .”
Fd 10 Poem: “On the weakness of men”
Fd 11 Poem: “A Song Composed on the celebration of Sister Hawkin’s birthday.” (Two manuscript copies)
Fd 12 Poem beginning with the line: “It only last; The morning dawned”
Fd 13 Poem beginning with the line: “The evening shades are drawing nigh”
Fd 14 Poem beginning with the line: “What hast thou done to us destroying foe”
Fd 15 Two poems: “Trifles” and “This Flight of Years”
Fd 16 Poem beginning with the line: “Sad remembrance cease to warn us”
Fd 17 Poem: “What we think”
Fd 18 Poem: “A night vision.”
Fd 19 Poem beginning with the line: “Twas eve of an Autumn day. . .”
Fd 20 Poem beginning with the line: “Gladden the poor trav’lers weary gaze”
Fd 21 Poem: “Lines composed by Smith Thurston,” on the death of his wife, addressed to her mother.
Fd 22 “Forgotten,” by Louisa Barnes Pratt regarding Addison Pratt’s passing.
Fd 23 Poem: “The Unknown Grave,” by W. W. Phelps, sent to Louisa Barnes Pratt.
Fd 24 Poem beginning with the line: “How Swift the moments glide with those. . .” sent to Louisa Barnes Pratt.
Fd 25 Poem beginning with the line: “When to our brothers we will say. . .”
Fd 26 Poem: “Ode for the fourth of July, The Mountain Standard.”
Fd 27 Poem: “Little Maud.”
Fd 28 Poem: “Sheriffs Sale,” Justices Court, Beaver City and letter beginning “Dear Celia.”
Fd 29 Poem: “For the Beaver Enterprize,” on back also poem “What we think.”
Fd 30 Note entitled: “Local, A Terrible Tornado.”
Fd 31 Note entitled: “Local, A Shocking Tornado.”
Fd 32 Notes on a political meeting for the Deseret News.
Fd 33 Note entitled: “Toasts and Sentiments.”
Fd 34 A lecture before the Young Ladies’ Retrenchment Association beginning with “My Dear young friends,” dated: Beaver, March 13, 1875.
Fd 35 “Local, for the Chronicle: A disgraceful occurrence.”
Fd 36 Speech entitled: “Politeness to wives.”
Fd 37 Speech on “Charity.”
Fd 38 Speech beginning “My beloved friends and fellow citizens.”
Fd 39 “For the Enterprize.” Letter to an editor relating the whereabouts of Ephraim Pratt.
Fd 40 “Notice,” to announce a Relief Society Social gathering.
Fd 41 Note commenting on a card given to her from south America.
Fd 42 “To the publick,” written in Louisa Barnes Pratt’s 74th year. A short history of her life.
Fd 43 Autobiographical statement on Louisa Barnes Pratt’s 75th birthday.
Fd 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. . .”
Fd 45 Autobiographical statement about a Canadian who helped to supply Louisa with wood.
Fd 46 Seven invitations to various people inviting them to help Mrs. Pratt obtain wood for the winter.
Fd 47 Note containing statistics illegitimacy in France.
Fd 48 On taking a trip to Canada.
Fd 49 Poem: “And to the teachers.”
Fd 50 Book of poetry made and written by Louisa Barnes Pratt.
Fd 51 Memorandum and Account Book. 1878.
Fd 52 Diary. 1871. Contains poem and lock of hair in back pocket.
Box 6. Louisa Barnes Pratt and Ellen Pratt McGary
Fd 1 Louisa Barnes Pratt Notebook: Society Islands, California, and Utah.
Fd 2 Louisa Barnes Pratt Notebook: Society Islands, Ellen’s notes.
Fd 3 Louisa Barnes Pratt published document: “Correspondence.”
Fd 4 Louisa Barnes Pratt published document: “Obituary of a Mormon Elder, “ in The Phrenological Journal. LVI (March, 1873), 203-204. [The obituary of Addison Pratt]
Fd 5 Louisa Barnes Pratt published article in the Woman’s Exponent.
Fd 6 Journal of Louisa Barnes Pratt 1871 (during trip back East)
Fd 7 A Patriarchal blessing upon the head of Louisa Barnes Pratt, by the hands of Daniel Tyler, January 17th, 1874.
Fd 8 The obituary of Louisa Barnes Pratt.
Fd 9 Short note on the birth and death dates of Henry Pratt and Henry Pratt Jr.
Fd 10 Invoice from Morris & Evans for one marble tomb stone, dated: Salt Lake City, Utah, November 4, 1880.
Fd 11 Receipt from Utah Southern Railroad for one box marble and 2 pieces sand stone, dated: Salt Lake, November 4, 1880.
Fd 12 “Two Sinners: Man and Woman.” Poem Author unidentified.
Fd 13 “Cure for Diphtheria.”
Fd 14 Calling cards, small envelopes.
Fd 15 Fragment. No date or signature.
Fd 16 Letter to L. B. Pratt from Ellen Pratt McGary, dated: San Francisco, Sunday, April 17, 1853.
Fd 17 Fragment of letter from Ellen to Addison Pratt, [Spring, 1858].
Fd 18 Letter to Louisa B. Pratt from Ellen Pratt McGary and William Pratt McGary, dated: Ogden City, October 29, 1859.
Fd 19 Letter to Louisa B. Pratt from Ellen Pratt McGary and William, dated: Ogden City, November 10, 1859.
Fd 20 Letter to Addison Pratt from William and Ellen McGary, dated: Ogden City, December 18, 1864.
Fd 21 Fragment. Letter has “Dear Ellen” written on left margin. [July 1865].
Fd 22 Letter to L. B. Pratt from Ellen, dated: Ogden City, August 2, 1865.
Fd 23 Letter to Addison Pratt from Ellen, dated: Ogden City, August 19, 1866.
Fd 24 Letter to L. B. Pratt from Ellen, dated: Ogden City, November 17, 1866.
Fd 25 Letter to L. B. Pratt from Ellen, dated: Beaver, January 11, 1867.
Fd 26 Letter to Addison Pratt from Ellen, dated: Beaver, December 9, 1867.
Fd 27 Letter to Addison Pratt from Ellen, dated: Ogden City, July 3, 1870.
Fd 28 Letter to Frances from Ellen, dated: Beaver, September 3, Sunday .
Fd 29 Letter to William McGary, dated Beaver City, August 21, 1878.
Fd 30 Letter to Mrs. Farnsworth from Ellen Pratt McGary Coombs, dated: Beaver, September 10, 1878.
Fd 31 Letter to “Dear Darling Daughter [Nellie],” dated: Santa Ana, April 11, 1888.
Fd 32 Letter to “Ida My Dear Niece,” from Ellen P. McGary, dated Garden Grove, July, 24, 1894.
Fd 33 Letter to L. B. Pratt from Ellen, dated: Friday morning.
Fd 34 Letter to her sister Frances, dated: Ogden City, Monday August 15.
Fd 35 Short Note. “A Valentine for Mrs. Ellen Coombs” inscribed on envelope. Signed: E. L. P. Coombs.
Fd 36 Poem entitled: “Home!” signed Ellen.
Fd 37 Short tribute to the women who crossed the plains with hand carts. Signed E.P Coombs.