Forty-niner in Utah, page 041

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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 041
Description Letters March - May 1849 New York March 12,1849 35 John Strt My dear Father You will no doubt be surprised to receive such a voluminous package, & I trust that that I have written more than is necessary to convince you of the propriety of the step I am about taking; All I ask is, read the letters carefully & then I do believe you will ap- prove of my decision & extend to me your advice & cooperation. An additional inducement to emigrate to California I may mention here, Mr Robbins, who by the way offered to fit me out, stated that if the gold digging did not prove so profitable as we antici- pated he would make consignments of M'dize [merchandize] to me there & this being the case I could again trade with England. It will be satisfactory if I state something more about the Colony Guard' with which I am associated. There is the convic- tion that we are banded together upon an enterprize involving considerable risk & danger therefore there should be strong confi- dence in each other with a spirit of unanimity & fraternity; the promoters of the plan have endeavoured & I am happy to state 1 The New York Herald, February 14, 1849, described the proposed mining venture of the Colony Guard: "Ho! for California-Overland Route, via St. Louis, Independence, South Pass, and Fort Hall, to California. -Terms of membership, $400, which includes provisions sufficient to supply the company for the entire distance, and twelve months after arrival at the mines. To each member is furnished mining implements, clothing, arms, and ammunition amply sufficient for the use of the company during its existence. The Colony Guard is organized for 17 months, or for a longer period, at the option of its members. Experienced guides will be procured, one a member of the Company. A physician accompanies the expedition. References required. For further particulars apply at the office, IS4 Greenwich Street." 41
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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 2021-05-06
ID 327726
Reference URL