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Author Sessions, Patty Bartlett, 1795-1892.
Title Mormon midwife : the 1846-1888 diaries of Patty Bartlett Sessions / edited by Donna T. Smart.
Imprint Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 1997.

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Author Sessions, Patty Bartlett, 1795-1892.
Series Life writings of frontier women ; v. 2
Life writings of frontier women ; v. 2.
Subject Sessions, Patty Bartlett, 1795-1892 -- Diaries.
Women pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Diaries.
Midwives -- West (U.S.) -- Diaries.
Mormon women -- West (U.S.) -- Diaries.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Mormon midwives.
Midwifery -- history.
Nauvoo (Ill.) -- Biography.
United States.
Alt Name Smart, Donna Toland, 1923-
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 457 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-415) and index.
Contents Foreword / Maureen Ursenbach Beecher -- Preface -- Introduction -- Diary One, 1846-1848 -- Diary Two, 1849-1850 -- Diary Three, 1851-1852 -- Diary Four, 1853-1855 -- Diary Five, 1856-1862 -- Diary Six, 1862-1880 -- Diary Seven, 1884-1888 -- Epilogue -- Appendix One: Account Book -- Appendix Two: Children's Families -- Appendix Three: Braiding School Minutes.
Summary "Patty Session's 1847 Mormon Trail diary has been widely quoted and excerpted, but her complete diaries chronicling the first decades of Mormon settlement at Salt Lake City have never before been published. They provide a detailed record of early Mormon community life from Illinois to Utah through the eyes of Mormondom's most famous midwife. They also recount her important role in women's social networks and her contributions to community health and Utah's economy, to pioneer education and horticulture. Patty Sessions assisted at the births of humdreds of early Mormons and first-generation Utahns, meticulously recording the events. Shed had an active role in the founding of the Relief Society and health organizations. She spoke in tongues and administered spiritually as well as medically to the ill. Her diaries are a rich resource for early Mormon and Utah history."--Publisher's description.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
ISBN 9780874213270 (electronic bk.)
0874213274 (electronic bk.)
0585030243 (electronic bk.)
9780585030241 (electronic bk.)
0874212278 (alk. paper)
9780874212273 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 42854424
Additional Format Print version: Sessions, Patty Bartlett, 1795-1892. Mormon midwife. Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 1997 0874212278 (DLC) 97004785 (OCoLC)36640629