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A Milinary Marvel- Aunt Agatha's "Young" Creation/ by Ann Agatha Walker Pratt

A Milinary Marvel- Aunt Agatha's "Young" Creation/ by Ann Agatha Walker Pratt

Dates: August 25, 1905

Contains an account given by Ann Agatha Walker Pratt relating an experience she had celebrating Pioneer Day. As part of the festivities many people were organized into committees and Agatha quickly got put to work making hats at the request of President Brigham Young. She relates her excitement throughout the whole experience. Account is dated 1905.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Pratt, Ann Agatha Walker, 1829-1908
  • Call Number: MSS 8543
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from A Milinary Marvel- Aunt Agatha's "Young" Creation/ by Ann Agatha Walker Pratt must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8543; A Milinary Marvel- Aunt Agatha's "Young" Creation/ by Ann Agatha Walker Pratt; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8543, LTPSC.
Custodial History
The collection was purchased from Benchmark Books in 2014.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Benchmark Books; 2014.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; City and Town Life; Pioneer Day (Mormon history); Millinery--Utah; Pratt, Ann Agatha Walker, 1829-1908
Processing Information
Processed; Catie Freedman, student manuscript processor, John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS8543
Finding Aid Title
A Milinary Marvel- Aunt Agatha's "Young" Creation/ by Ann Agatha Walker Pratt
Finding Aid Author
Catie Freedman
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-03 13:02:41 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Ann Agatha Walker Pratt (1829-1908) was a Mormon pioneer, mother, and milliner.

Ann Agatha Walker Pratt was born on June 11, 1829 in Leek, England to parents William Gibson and Mary Godwin Walker. At the age of 14 she and her family were baptized into the Mormon church. Three years later, in 1847, she immigrated to America with a group led by apostles Parley P. Pratt and John Taylor.

She eventually married Parley P. Pratt in Winter Quarters, Nebraska while traveling to Utah. Together they had five children. She arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah in September of 1847. Here, she worked as a milliner, making hats for the people in the valley. In 1857 she was widowed when Parley was murdered while traveling through Arkansas.

She married Joseph Harris Ridges on March 4, 1860 and together they had two children. Six years following their marriage they separated.

Pratt devoted her life to the church and served in the Relief Society. She passed away on June 25, 1908 in Ogden, Utah.



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