Forty-niner in Utah, page 002

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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 002
Description The distance between Birmingham, England, and America's great metropolis involved more than 3,OOO miles of ocean travel; it also required an accommodation to the social conditions and cus- toms of a new land, an adjustment which young John Hudson ac- complished with ease and comfortable acceptance. Like most newly arrived tourists he made short excursions, one to West Point, and another to Connecticut to participate in the national celebration of Thanksgiving. He was amused and amazed by the omnibuses, sleighs, boats, and trains which transported frenetic Americans hither and yon; he avidly read the city newspapers for dramatic domestic and foreign happenings; and he reported the distressing econom .ic conditions in the U `ni ted States. The social life of New York was of constant interest, and he particula rly noted the advancements-or lack of them-in artistic and musical developments. He was especially careful to describe the various churches, some of the leading ministers, and his activities in going to church-one suspects partly to reassure a fond parent at home who migh t have wondered how his self in his new-found freedom in a ment. Bu t the excitement of living in Ne lw York began to fade as the la ws of supply and demand began to squeeze the financial resources of the about for some would- ,be means young son was disporting him- strange and attractive environ- to entrepreneur, and Hudson began casting solve his financial dilemma. As the titil- lating news of the discovery of gold on the other side of the continent began to circulate in flamboyant tones throughout the east, John Hudson and many other young "gentlemen" began to dream their golden dreams and to lay plans for their journey to the land of the rainbow in California.
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 327687
Reference URL