Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992. First Edition. 317pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Gray cloth with silver stamped titles on the backstrip. Near fine/Near fine. Discreet remainder mark on the foot of the fore edge near the spine. Item #437
A compelling autobiography of a Mormon woman is presented in this collection of more than 170 letters written between 1873 and 1971. A plural wife, mother, and colonist, Catharine Cottam Romney wrote from St. George, Utah, and from Mormon settlement in eastern Arizona and northern Mexico. Her letters touch on religion, law, politics, pioneering, economic struggle, birth, death, health, survival on the "underground," loneliness, sisterhood, and motherhood.