''Tell It All'': The Story of a Life's Experience in Mormonism

Fanny STENHOUSE (1829 - 1904)

Fanny relates the experiences of a 19th century missionary as she and her young husband proselytize throughout Europe in search of converts to the new Mormon faith. Her religious zeal is sorely tested upon receipt of news from America revealing that their religion has adopted the practice of polygamy as the means to exaltation. The couple is summoned to Utah only to find themselves firmly ensconced in Brigham Young's inner circle and called upon to practice plural marriage or risk a fall from family, friends, and faith. - Summary by Spiffycat

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, History , Modern (19th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Prefaces Danielle Cartwright
00:19:21
Play 01 My Early Life Danielle Cartwright
00:18:14
Play 02 My First Introduction to Mormonism Danielle Cartwright
00:25:37
Play 03 The Labor of My Life Begun Danielle Cartwright
00:27:22
Play 04 Life Among the Saints Danielle Cartwright
00:23:10
Play 05 Mormon Wonders-Anointings and Miracles Danielle Cartwright
00:36:36
Play 06 The First Whisperings of Polygamy Danielle Cartwright
00:24:03
Play 07 My Husband's Mission: I am Left Alone Danielle Cartwright
00:42:20
Play 08 Our Mission in Switzerland---Mutterings of the Coming Storm Danielle Cartwright
00:31:26
Play 09 The Revelation on ''Celestial Marriage'' Danielle Cartwright
00:25:20
Play 10 Missionary Work: Teaching Polygamy Danielle Cartwright
00:34:04
Play 11 Mormonism in England: Preparing to Emigrate Danielle Cartwright
00:30:41
Play 12 Emigration to Zion: We Arrive in New York Danielle Cartwright
00:29:00
Play 13 Life in New York: Conducting a Mormon Paper Danielle Cartwright
00:21:13
Play 14 Saintly Pilgrims on the Way: The ''Divine'' Handcart Scheme Danielle Cartwright
00:33:17
Play 15 A Terrible Story: The Handcart Emigrants Crossing the Plains Danielle Cartwright
00:24:52
Play 16 Mary Burton's Story Continued: Terrible Ending of the Hardcart Scheme Danielle Cartwright
00:38:32
Play 17 We Forsake All and Set Out for Zion: Our Journey Across the Plains Danielle Cartwright
00:21:09
Play 18 My First Impressions of the City of the Saints Danielle Cartwright
00:37:39
Play 19 Brigham Young at Home: We Visit the Prophet and His Wives Danielle Cartwright
00:29:23
Play 20 The Wives of Brigham Young: Their History and Their Daily Life Danielle Cartwright
00:45:18
Play 21 The Origin of the Reformation: Extraordinary Doings of the Saints Danielle Cartwright
00:37:06
Play 22 The Reign of Terror in Utah: The Reformation of the Saints Danielle Cartwright
00:36:55
Play 23 The Mountain Meadows Massacre--I Will Repay Saith the Lord Danielle Cartwright
00:33:36
Play 24 Ways and Works of the Saints--The Prophet's Millinery Bill Danielle Cartwright
00:29:27
Play 25 Mysteries of the Endowment House: Fearful Oaths and Secret Ceremonies Danielle Cartwright
00:44:14
Play 26 Secrets of Saintly Spouses--A Visit from my Talkative Friend Danielle Cartwright
00:18:16
Play 27 Social Life in Salt Lake City: Ballrooms, Wallflowers, and Divorce Danielle Cartwright
00:35:54
Play 28 What Women Suffer in Polygamy: The Story of Mary Burton Danielle Cartwright
00:29:28
Play 29 How Marriages are Made in Utah: A New Wife Found for My Husband Danielle Cartwright
00:30:06
Play 30 Taking a Second Wife: The Experience of the First Danielle Cartwright
00:31:33
Play 31 Trials--The Second Wife Chosen--Shadows of Life Danielle Cartwright
00:32:43
Play 32 Marriage for the Dead--Entering into Polygamy--The New Wife Danielle Cartwright
00:26:02
Play 33 Domestic Arrangements Among the Saints--Polygamy from a Woman's Standpoint Danielle Cartwright
00:37:01
Play 34 Lights and Shadows of Polygamy--Marriage and Baptism for the Dead Danielle Cartwright
00:41:43
Play 35 Festivities and Social Gatherings of the Saints--The Prophet's Whiskey Shop and Dry Goods Store Danielle Cartwright
00:25:40
Play 36 My Daughter Becomes the Fourth Wife of Brigham Young's Son--The Second Endowments Danielle Cartwright
00:26:36
Play 37 Realities of Polygamic Life--Orson Pratt: The Story of his Young English Wife Danielle Cartwright
00:32:55
Play 38 ''Our'' Husband's Fiancee--A Second Wife's Sorrows--Steps Towards Apostasy Danielle Cartwright
00:32:48
Play 39 Some Curious Courtships---Brigham Ruins Our Fortunes Danielle Cartwright
00:26:18
Play 40 Mary Burton--Life's Journey Ended: Rest at Last Danielle Cartwright
00:32:03
Play 41 My Husband Disfellowshipped--We Apostatise--Brutal Outrage Danielle Cartwright
00:20:34
Play 42 Amusing Troubles of my Talkative Friend--Charlotte with the Golden Hair! Danielle Cartwright
00:29:16
Play 43 After We Left the Church--Facts and Figures--The Mormonism of Today Danielle Cartwright
00:51:19
Play 44 L'Envol Danielle Cartwright
00:15:01