Life of Emma Wright Dalley

Life of Emma Wright Dalley

Dates: approximately 1910

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typed manuscript. The item is a biography of Emma Wright Dalley, "by her daughter, Mary E. Hulet and her granddaughter, Mary H. Coburn" on an unspecified date. "My mother, Emma Wright Dalley, was born in Hull, Yorkshire England, August 19, 1833." "When mother was fifteen, the family having joined the Latter-Day Saint Church some time before emigrated to America." She married James Dalley on 16 August 1850, "just three days before my mother's seventeenth birthday." "In the spring of 1852 they decided to go to Utah." They settled in Draper, Utah, and then in Pleasant Grove, Utah. They later moved to Cedar City, Utah, and Summit, Utah. The family lived in a cellar until a house could be built. "Mother was never very strong. Her children coming so fast and the constant hardships she had to meet were taking their toll of her strength, but I never heard her speak a complaining word." "She died October 24, 1875 in giving birth to a baby daughter who died a few months later."

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.) : 3 p.
  • Creator: Coburn, Mary Hulet, 1882-1958. -- Hulet, Mary E.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 3088
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 3088; Life of Emma Wright Dalley; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3088, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This item is photocopied from the 920 microfilm collection.
Subject Terms
Dalley, Emma Wright, 1833-1875; Cedar City (Utah); Draper (Utah); Immigration and American Expansion; Mormon women--Utah--Cedar City; Mormon women--Utah--Draper; Mormon women--Utah--Pleasant Grove; Mormon women--Utah--Summit; Pioneers; Pleasant Grove (Utah); Summit (Utah)
Genre / Form
Biography; Photocopies
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Dalley (Emma Wright), Life of
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-16T04:22-0600
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