66 [Mormon] Browne, Charles Farrer. ARTEMUS WARD AMONG THE MORMONS. Melodeon, Washington Street, For Six Nights More. Boston: F.A. Searle, Steam Printer, . 8vo, self-wrappers, 4 pp., browned.
Artemus Ward made a pretty good living from
the Mormons, based on the surviving programs of his talk series; among the points in the
lecture were “Heber C. Kimball’s Harem – Mr. Kimball is a kind husband and a numerous
father,” and “Brigham Young and His Wives – the pretty girls in Utah mostly marry Young.” Richard Cracroft did an article in BYU Studies, “Distorting Polygamy for Fun and Profit,” which took a light look at Ward and Twain pointing fun at polygamy. No copies online.