Forty-niner in Utah, page 003

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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 003
Description Letters August 1848 - February 1849 Mr. W. Edwards 113 Suffolk Street. Birmingham England. Dear Uncle Ship Cambridge Augst 1848 I prefer addressing this letter to you, inasmuch as it is through your instrumentality, that I am in a position sufficiently novel to make the communication interesting although it will contain nothing relative to the object of the Journey. Augst 15th This is the first day that I have thoroughly en- joyed my dinner & feel well enough for any employment requiring mental exertion & as I cannot find a pursuit more congenial than giving you some account of the mode in which we have spent the time since leaving England, I will endeavour to do so. The Ship is intended principally for conveying Emigrants & from the testi- mony of my fellow Voyagers is deficient in the usual accomoda- tion extended to Cabin Passengers.' . I myself should not be inconvenienced were it not for the total want of ventilation in the ship & I feel this the more from the un- pleasant situation of my berth, that being as you are aware the next room to the Stewards pantry, all the odours of which I have the full & entire benefit of; to this circumstance I may attribute the 1 Class distinctions aboard ship were very carefully defined, and while first-class passengers on an emigrant ship were listed by name, the low-paying fares below deck were lumped together under the term "steerage." The New York Tribune of September 11, 1848, noted the arrival of the Cambridge: "Passengers Arrived. In ship Cambridge from Liverpool-Mr. Swells of Philadelphia; Mr. Blight, of do [ditto]; Mr. W. Chancellor, do; Mr. Warton Chancellor, Mrs. W. Clark and child of Washington; Miss Minnis of New York; Mr. Forestall of New Orleans; Mr. Hudson of Birmingham, and 301 steerage." 3
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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 327688
Reference URL