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Letters on Mormon Polygamy and Progeny: Eliza R. Snow and Martin Luther Holbrook, 1866–1869

Letters on Mormon Polygamy and Progeny: Eliza R. Snow and Martin Luther Holbrook, 1866–1869
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Letters on Mormon Polygamy and Progeny: Eliza R. Snow and Martin Luther Holbrook, 1866–1869

Author Jill Mulvay Derr Author Matthew J. Grow

Practically I should oppose polygamy of course, believing the one wife system the best," Dr. Martin Luther Holbrook, editor of the New York Herald of Health, wrote to Eliza Roxcy Snow, the well-known Mormon "poetess," in 1869. Nevertheless, Holbrook continued, "unless a cover for vice I have no objection to the experiment being made as you claim to be making it."