Forty-niner in Utah, page 136

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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 136
Description Exploring Great Salt Lake K&y Apl 19 The morning was cold with every indication of continued rain & some snow on the ground. The Capt & Lieut with the majority of the men left about 9 A.M. for the City.`" It continued too dark & stormy to allow of sketching & the cold drove us early to our blankets. Saty April 20. Hearing the rain pattering upon the tent, I had but little inclination to leave my snug position, & lay until the morning was somewhat further advanced than we generally permitted it without rising. After waiting for indication of clearer weather in vain, Mr. C. started out with his party to survey, & I for the pur- pose of sketching a ravine in a mountain some three miles from Camp, it however became still more gloomy overhead & the cold & wet were a combination sufficiently disagreeable to compel me to return without having effected more than establishing the point of view. Sunday April 21 The weather continues stormy, in the afternoon there was a heavy fall of snow, afterwards it became more pleas- ant, the setting sun gave rise to some beautiful effects, arraying the tumultuously heaped up clouds with golden hues tinting the summits of the snow capped mountains with the colors of sapphire & ruby which with their reflection in the placid lake composed a landscape of such glowing tints as might warm into enthusiasm even a peeper through a theodolite27 z6 Stansbury's plans for this trip included placing triangulation stations at the north- ern end of Stansbury Island and on Black Rock, getting a new supply of provisions from Salt Lake City, and dispatching Gunnison and his party on a survey of the eastern and southern sides of the lake. While encamped at Black Rock on April 20, Stansbury also made arrangements to move the expedition's cattle herd from Tooele Valley to Antelope Island for the summer, where it was placed under the care of Fielding Garr. Stansbury did not see Gunnison again until June 15 when the two men met briefly at a camp on the northeast shore of Antelope Island, where the lieutenant delivered a packet of letters to Stansbury. By June 22 the Gunnison party had surveyed the east and south shore from Bear River to as far as Black Rock where the captain met his aide again and made arrange- ments for completion of the survey along the southern shore of Great Salt Lake. Stansbury, Report, pp. 170,206,209-10. 27 Hudson may have felt some frustration with his earthbound and practically minded comrades, exemplified by Albert Carrington's diary entry for this day which noted only the clouds, cool wind, snow, rain, and the generally "squally & disagreeable" weather which made "our work too far off to risque going-" Carrington, Journal, 21 April, pp. 4-5. 136
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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 327821
Reference URL