Forty-niner in Utah, preface xii

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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, preface xii
Description Preface niner gold seeking party. This Constitution was the deciding factor. I was determined the materials should remain in Utah where several of the items originated. And so with twenty letters, fourteen pencil sketches, John Hudson's will, and the Colony Guard's Constitution laid out before us, Mr. Norris and I began to bargain. We both made concessions until a satisfactory price was agreed upon. One of the factors that helped in the transaction was the prospect of publishing the letters in the near future-a prospect which Mr. Norris delighted in and helped with. Fortunately, the Friends of the Marriott Library came to the rescue by providing the resources for the acquisition. To "fill out" the Hudson papers, contact was immediately made with the National Archives to obtain copies of the Hudson, Stansbury, Gunnison, and Carrington diaries. With all these materials on hand, Dr. Brigham D. Madsen was asked to edit the letters and Hudson journal for the Utah, the Mormons, and the West Series endowed by the Annie Clark Tanner Memorial Fund. Eminently fitted for the task, Dr. Madsen traveled to the Beinecke Library at Yale University, the Bancroft Library at Berkeley, and the Huntington Library at San Marino, California, to search their collections for illuminating materials to supplement the Hudson items. He has produced a fascinating and valuable manuscript on forty-niner overland travel and a new insight into life in Utah in 184%50. The Marriott Library and the Annie Clark Tanner Fund are proud to present the John Hudson letters and journal as an important contribution to the history of Utah and the West. Everett L. Cooley University of Utah Library xii
Format application/pdf
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 327680
Reference URL