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“I Take Up My Pen”: Generic Mormon Stationery, 1887

By: Ardis E. Parshall - September 20, 2013

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  1. You’re just feeding it to me today!

    This beautiful stationary had to have been full of hope for the future. Many prominent men in Utah were in, or heading for, the Territorial Pen. Based on my 2GGrandfather’s (George C. Wood) prison journal, the prominent feature of the Temple construction in 1887 was still the walls, so the towers may not have reached higher. Here’s the quote from April 9 of that year:

    “While writing to my wives and children I was called to the gate to settle milk account. I colected $65.35 for Milk. I walked upstairs to the book keepers room and stepd to the window. I saw the fruit trees were in bloom and everything looked lovely. I could see almost home. I saw our beautiful temple standing high with its walls towering toward heaven”

    The Territorial Penitentiary is now a park. The Temple stands even higher than when Grandpa Wood saw it.

    Comment by Grant — September 20, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

  2. Thanks for sharing that, Grant.

    Comment by David Y. — September 20, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

  3. I love, love this stationary and Grant’s personalizing about the temple just puts the icing on the cake.

    Comment by Maurine — September 20, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

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