Forty-niner in Utah, page 007

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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 007
Description August 1848-February 1849 clothes, feeling greatly debilitated from the internal commotion; Cold feet, & head ache prevented sleep; & even when the vomiting was not so violent I had no alternative but to lie either on the sofa or in my berth, mortally hungry, wishing for dinner time & calm seas, but most of all for the hour, that would emancipate us from "darkness, misery & motion" as Lamartine defines a sea voyage." I have little else but a record of head winds & rainy weather until Aug 27- upon that day I made the following entry in my mem. book. My fellow Passengers knowing that I had a desire to see the wonders of the Atlantic called me out of my berth early in the morning & going on deck I saw some 8 or 12 whales, they were too small however to realize my idea of this monster of the deep. Two sharks have also been playing about the vessel & I have seen the beautiful Nautilus drifting by, resembling a pink bubble so fra- gile & delicate are these Portuguese Men of war, as they are termed; while writing upon animated nature I may as well men- tion, that the Newfoundland dog you noticed as belonging to the Captain, after having shown symptoms of ill health, bit one of the Passengers in the face, making me, I sitting by him, very nervous & soon after was heaved overboard by the Cap greatly to our secret satisfaction. Our sundays are widely different to the decorous ones on shore, no observation or circumstance indicating that it is a day of rest & devotion the only emotion this day awak- ened was congratulation that it was plumpudding day. You will say we fare well when I tell you that we had for dinner, Fresh sal- mon, Roast pork, plumpudding tarts & jelly after this was over I listened to a service conducted by a young man, a steerage passen- ger, whose moral & pious courage do him infinite honour; not 12 out of the 350 composing the ships company assisted or appeared interested in his effort, Yet he to the best of his ability, set the tune for a hymn, prayed & delivered a short address, in the course of 6 Alphonse Marie Louis de Prot de Lamartine (1790-1869) was a French poet who is ranked with Victor Hugo and Alfred de Musset as among the foremost French poets of the nineteenth century. He was also acclaimed for his oratory and involvement in politics as minister of Foreign Affairs in the government of 1848. He was made a member of the French Academy in 1830 and is remembered for his prose as well as his poetry. Clarence L. Barnhart, ed., The New Century Cyclopedia (New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1954),vo1.2, pp. 2364-65. 7
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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 327692
Reference URL