Item #64376 "Dear Ellen": A Utah Correspondence, 1856-1857. Godbeites, S. George Ellsworth.

"Dear Ellen": A Utah Correspondence, 1856-1857

Pp. 201-219. Saddle-stitched gray printed wraps. Duplicates of the pages (201-219) are additionally loosely laid in. Multiple moisture rings to front wrap. Good. Item #64376

Reprinted from "The Western Humanities Review, Vol. XIII, No. 2, Spring, 1959."

This copy, along with the duplicate inserted pages, contains notes and markings by Hampton C. Godbe, who was the grandson of William C. Godbe, a wealthy Salt Lake merchant. William Godbe is the namesake for the "Godbeite movement", which was a protest movement that sprung up in the late 1860s and early 1870s aimed at opposing Brigham Young's leadership and economic policies. The Godbeites represented mercantile and mining interests counter to agricultural interests, and they argued for capitalism rather than cooperation. (Information from The Church of Jesus Christ.org).

Hampton Clawson Godbe was a Utah newspaper reporter and, subsequently, the manager of Salt Lake City's Metropolitan Water District.

Price: $50.00

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