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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 009
Description August 3848-February 1849 Omnipotence. Saturday Septr 9th. This morning at 4 o'clock a Pilot came on board when 45 miles distant from New York At 2 P.M. a steam tug was visible & soon after we were being towed to our destination & the voyage to our great joy was over. we have been 37 days making the passage, 30 days being about the aver- age.' Through the increasing darkness we could not see the cele- brated bay of New York, The highlands of Jersey, this being the first land we saw, are pretty, & lighted up by the rays of the setting sun, bringing out the singularly white buildings, with the numer- ous craft formed a very picturesque scene. It was at first doubtful whether we could pass the quarantine ground, owing to the Preva- lence of yellow fever, but this at length having been settled the Cabin passengers left the ship, by the steam tug & I was soon after at an Hotel. I thought it better to go to a different Hotel to that which the Gent1 who accompanied me, visited as it will by leaving me indepen[ den]t, perhaps save money a very important consider- ation in this luxurious City. I have only space left to express a hope that you & our Family are all well & that the London business is improving. I shall soon write again as I am anxious to report pro- gress. I can say nothing in this about expense of living but am afraid that it is high, however I am determined to be economical beginning at a low round of the ladder of success. With Kind love & best wishes I remain Your Obliged & Affectionate Nephew John Hudson My dear Father New York Septr 16th 1848 Presuming that you have received & read my last letter I will continue the history of my adventures. I passed Sunday 10 Inst. & Monday at one of the Hotels in the city. these places form a very prominent feature of New York, from their prodigious extent & superb appearance, the Astor House makes up at least 300 beds & 8 Today's scholars of the subject would estimate the average length of the journey from Liverpool to New York to be about forty days which meant that Hudson's trip was rather normal in most respects. Handlin, Uprooted, p. 44. The New York Tribune, Sep- tember II, 1848, reported the docking of the Cambridge. 9
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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 327694
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327694