Forty-niner in Utah, page 075

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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
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Title Forty-niner in Utah, page 075
Description October 1849-June 1850 season. Johns letter bears the Iowa postmark of Dec. 14th. so that almost the whole of its journey was in Au tumn & can be no indica- tion of the state of travel in Jany. Feb & March-Last year it was you recollect deemed impossible for the Companies that were on the frontier to leave till May on a/c of the snow, the state of the roads & rivers & want of grass, & this was the a months delay to John himself on his journey. occasion of at least As far as practicable you may be assured I will attend to your wishes & those of my valued & dear friend, in every particular as well as with the greatest pleasure I remain My dear Sir Very truly yours R. E. Robbins My dear Father City Great Salt Lake April 2d 1850 I hope you received the long letter which I wrote to you last Octobr & have no doubt you all feel anxious to hear further of my situation & prospects, it is scarcely necessary to state that had it been practicable to send, I would have written before, but we are shut up in these valleys during a long winter a little world in our- selves, without the possibility of becoming acquainted with the scenes that engross the attention of the world east of the Rocky Mountains & it is not until the snows disappear in some measure that a communication can be transmitted to the States. Supposing that the order will be the most interesting to you, I shall first write about myself, & having endeavoured to satisfy your affection & curiosity upon this point, will relate the sub- stance of what I have gathered respecting this place & people. You will like to know how I succeeded in the capacity of Schoolmaster, it is true that I had more to contend with than I anticipated, the children, from rude habits acquired on the road to the valley, & the few educational privileges they have enjoyed, were at first a little unmanagable, the mild measures I at first adopted, were forced to be changed for those a little more Ferzmptory, & then with the cooperation of their Parents my rule was established & 75
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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 327760
Reference URL