Forty-niner in Utah, page 005

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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 005
Description August 1848-February 1849 dependant upon their own resources, conversation is not often in- dulged in, the Passengers, although Gentlemanly men being re- served & I adopt the same line of action; we read, & I am able to vary this by painting, which I find quite practicable even when it is blowing hard; the only games played are cards & as I among other resolutions, have determined never to play, this amusement I do not participate in. At 3 o'clock the event of the day takes place, we dine the party consisting of 11 including the Captain & Surgeon. We have certain dishes for each day so that we can generally guess We have certain dishes for each day so that we can generally guess what will constitute the dinner. Nothing is more amusing than to notice the peculiarities of the Gentln with whom I am associated, one, sitting opposite me, made a dish of the following materials Duck, rice, potatoes, Ham, Pickle, cabbage, & then after having suffused this fascinating compound with olive oil gobbled it up with apparent relish. I myself have enjoyed nothing so much as Fruit pies, which to my regret we have but at long intervals. Little wine is drank & all are moderate the Stewards charges are high the Capt getting a profit upon all that comes from the Pantry. The dinner lasts about an hour when Weather permitting we walk on deck or read in the Cabin. At 6 o'clock tea & the last meal of the day, is ready & as I have not at this period recovered my appetite sufficiently to do justice to the meal; to stave off a longing for sup- per I turn in soon after 9 & then dream in the most vivid & intense way imaginable; this I imagine to be induced by the motion of the ship preventing very sound sleep. There are few incidents on board ship worthy of record but I find that, in the absence of more stirring, very unimportant events excite the most lively interest, shoals of porpoises, flocks of Mother Careys Chickens' & a few young whales, constitute the phenomena of this voyage; My fellow passengers who are returning from an European tour are constantly uttering murmers not loud but deep against the incon- veniences of the ship & the manners of the Captain, & as to the latter not without reason certainly, the inference drawn from the Bible & water Jug while in dock, has not been realized he is the most blasphemously impious man that I ever came in contact 4 "Mother Carey's Chickens" were any of numerous sea birds in the A specifically any of several species of small petrels, especially the stormy petrel. .tlantic, and 5
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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 327690
Reference URL