Forty-niner in Utah, page 175

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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 175
Description April-June 1850 direction of Hastings drive, the water rapidly she+ & the lake terminates, as ordinarily, in an extensive sand flat atone time the bed of the lake. Having run the skiff on shore within a few steps of the tents we lunched & I then started out to examine our position with the expectation of meeting Mr C. I observed Cap S. on the summit of the hill busily employed in the erection of a station. It looking threatening & the wind preventing me sketching I returned to camp. The gale increased in fury driving the sand in clouds, which was impossible to face as the particles struck violently against any exposed part of the person. The tents were soon pros- trated & the baggage received a coating of sand. After waiting anxiously for Mr C. until 12 o'clock P.M. we concluded that he would not come in during the night so we discussed our supper & turned in. A fire had been kept up at a point where we supposed that Mr C would see it & this was answered, so that we were acquainted with his whereabouts but as it afterwards proved they had gone too far to reach the tents that night."' Sunday June 9. Mr Carrington came into camp not a little amazed that the boys sent with the skiff on the 8 Inst should have mislead him as to the direction of the camp, occasion[in]g his party to sleep out supperless."' In the morning I made a sketch of the Range of mountains S. W. of us embracing Pilot Peak & part of the desert, in the foreground figured the tents & a group of boys.l12 The weather was so warm as to induce me to bathe in the lake, this I should have done much more frequently, did not the salt have a most irritating effect upon the skin & occasion more pain than will counterbalance the pleasure derived from the bath. 110 Carrington and his men sighted the beacon fire about 11:OO P.M. , but as Carrington wrote, "our feet were so bruised & lame from stumbling among rocks after dark, that we stayed by our fire, without water or food, coats or beding, too cold & thirsty to sleep." Carrington, Journal, 8 June, p. 32. 111 Carrington, after a cold and supperless night, was more than a "little amazed,"he was downright furious with A. Lowry, the skiff hand who had reached Camp No. 19 about noon to find it in a different location from "where he [Lowry] had directed us [Carrington and crew] ( was too infernal lazy & unfeeling" to get the information back to the survey crew although "he had nothing else to do & had done but little the day before." Ibid., 9 June, p. 33. 112 This sketch has apparently been lost. 175
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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 327860
Reference URL