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September 1877

10 September 1877 • Monday

Wrote a letter to H. [Henry] B. Blackwell in answer to one rec’d from him Aug. 13. Made Emma a present of a gold chain on her 24th birthday

12 September 1877 • Wednesday

Answered Mrs. V. [Virginia] Barnhurst letter and rec’d a postal card from her

Wasatch1 met at our house wrote a piece of poetry entitled Mizpah, from Gen. 39<1>, & 49 [p. 109] {p. 62}

13 September 1877 • Thursday

Went to Grantsville and attended Relief Society to meeting2

14 September 1877 • Friday

Attended to administering to a sick child and went to Retrenchment meeting.3 [p. 110] {p. 63}

16 September 1877 • Sunday

Maria P. Redde[r]quist now Anderson [p. 121] {p. 64}


  1. [1]Wasatch Literary Association.

  2. [2]EBW described the trip to Grantsville, Utah Territory, in the Woman’s Exponent. She traveled by the Western Railway and a wagon to the home of Bishop Edward Hunter in Grantsville, where the ward Relief Society president, Mary Ann Hunter, conducted meetings held later that day. (“Home Affairs,” Woman’s Exponent, 1 Oct. 1877, 6:68.)

  3. [3]The city-wide branch of the Women’s Retrenchment Association met bimonthly in the Fourteenth Ward assembly rooms in Salt Lake City. Its minutes appeared regularly in the Woman’s Exponent. (See “R. S. Reports,” Woman’s Exponent, 15 Apr. 1875, 3:170.)