Forty-niner in Utah, page 040

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Title A Forty-niner in Utah with the Stansbury Exploration of Great Salt Lake: Letters and Jounral of John Hudson, 1848-50
Creator Hudson, John, 1826-1850
Subject Frontier and pioneer life; Letters; Diaries -- Authorship; Mormons
Subject Local Mormons --Utah--Biography; Frontier and pioneer life --Utah; West (U.S.) --Description and travel; Utah --Description and travel
Description John Hudson, artist and writer, chronicles his travels from New York City across the Plains towards California to partake in the Gold Rush. What was to have been a temporary stop in Salt Lake City stretches to sixteen months and includes participation in Captain Howard Stansbury's expedition of the Great Salt Lake.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Contributors Madsen, Brigham D.; Cooley, Everett L.; Tyler, S. Lyman; Ward, Margery W.
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 11
Coverage Time: 1848-50
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 14.75 cm x 23 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
ARK ark:/87278/s6v1242x
Topic Mormons; Frontier and pioneer life; United States, West; Utah; Letters; Diaries--Authorship
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 327931
Reference URL

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Title Forty-niner in Utah, page 040
Description After six months of frustration in New York City trying to make a success of his uncle's agency, John Hudson, in apparent relief and with some anticipa- tion of the adventure ahead, joined his fellow argonauts of the Colony Guard for the journey to the golden hills of California. With the exception of the miserable economic con- ditions, he had found the great American metropolis to be a fascin- ating and exotic mixture of exhibitions and culture, and of gener- ous hospitality and friendly people. As he wrote to his father, "this is the place," if one only had an income of six or seven hundred dollars a year. Without that vital emolument, the only recourse was to leave for the goldfields, as he and his companions did on March 15, 1849. Traveling first to Philadelphia and then to Balti- more by train, they took the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to Cumberland, Maryland. From here, they crossed the Appalachian Mountains by stagecoach to the Monongahela River and thence down that stream to Pittsburgh and by a larger craft down the Ohio to Cincinnati and St. Louis. On a Missouri steamboat of lighter draft, they reached the landing at Kansas where they outfitted for the venture across the plains. It was an exciting and colorful trip for the young Englishman, and his long letter to his father describing the scenes of travel is at once picturesque and filled with the detail that his artist's eye captured. 40
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Source A Forty-niner in Utah with the Stansbury Exploration of Great Salt Lake: Letters and Journal of John Hudson, 1848-50
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327725
Reference URL