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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
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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 https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x

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Title Forty-niner in Utah, page 004
Description An Englishman in New York City long time I have suffered from sea-sickness & I much doubt wheth- er I shall get over the feeling of nausea all the voyage. Although there is of course much that is unpleasant yet on some accounts the Vessel is an excellent one In brisk winds she is a fast sailor & being strongly built in the event of a storm perhaps safer than many others with more pretension to Comfort. To Commence the days proceedings; at 7 a noisy bell is rung & about that time either my- self or the Gentleman who shares my, state room! what a misnom- er; but there is another instance of this still more flagrant, the ex- treme end of the vessel which we pass through to reach the Cabin, is crouded with Casks and chests & all kinds of lumber, & yet the Captain dignifies this retreat, with the name of saloon! this Gentle- man who is a very extravagant young American turns out, & then we gladly breathe the fresh air on deck until 8, this being the Breakfast time; during the early part of our voyage our party was usually small, few feeling free from sickness early in the morning; when I endeavoured to breakfast in the Cabin I was generally compelled to leave the table & embrace my bosom friend the "Jordan"2 & having disgorged, in the privacy of my room fortified my inner man with salt fish, biscuit & a mug of tea which diet best suited my complaint. The sight of the breakfast even now, is an immense trial for it consists of such sweet buttery messes the char- acteristic of the cookery being decidely greasy, that it makes me squeamish to think about it, however the meal is soon over, the 2 Ladies retire into their cabin, & then the object is to spend the 6 hours intervening between breakfast & dinner, this will of course depends upon the weather, I have upon 2 or 3 occasions played at Shovelboard a species of bagatelle3 played upon deck with circular peices of wood & upon these occasions when free from sickness, my spirits were good & I enjoyed the sea air immensely; but through the privalence of squally wet weather, the reverse is the rule & the time drags on slowly enough; Every one at sea must be 2 A "jordan" was a pot or vessel with a large neck formerly used by physicians and alchemists, but in Britain at the time of Hudson's voyage, it was a name for the common chamber pot. 3 "Bagatelle" was a game played having cups or pockets at one end. with a cue and usually nine balls on an oblong table
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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 327689
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327689