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

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Title Forty-niner in Utah, page 012
Description An Englishman in New York City tensely that the entire night without cessation or repose was occu- pied in rubbing & scratching, imagining that it was a skin irritation occasioned by the heat of the climate; By the morning I was stiff & sore, & to my surprise could but just see, & my face was com- pletely distorted being much swollen, & now for the solution, I was assailed by myriads of bugs, who went very near eating me up. May I never again pass such a night, I have removed into another room & now enjoy profounder sleep than I have done since leaving Birming[ham] On Tuesday I delivered Uncle Jame's letter to Mr. Goodband,`" he has been very useful in directing how to proceed in Business & by his advice I have succeeded in arrang- ing with safety & despatch Returning from my interview with him, a somewhat singular & fortunate coincidence occurred, I was rec- ognized in Broadway by Mr. R. Robbins'" who having stared & thus decided that it was an old friend, gave me his address & I have since made his office my head quarters, this I call a coincidence, inasmuch as he had just finished writing about me in a letter to Josh. James. Mr. L. Tappan received me very kindly, advised me in matters of business & gave me an invitation to his house at Brooklyn. Last week the weather was warm & delightful, giving an increased relish to the peaches which are sold at about l/6 bushel1 I have eaten more the last week than all the rest of my life. it is now cold & rainy, indeed the weather changes very abruptly Dr Sherman told me that he had known a difference of 50 degrees in one night. Last night M Robbins, who desires his respects, intro- duced me to his Uncles family who reside in Broadway the atten- tion I there received is am happy to think but a fair specimen of American manners. the people & furniture rooms and edibles are based upon the French & have to me a foreign though pleasing effect. The respectable are all conservative this is absolutely neces- I4 This is the Uncle James to whom John Hudson wrote on January 5, 1849, "asking him for his agency" in New York City. The Mr. Goodband mentioned is not listed in the City Directory of 1848-1849. l5 The New York City Directory, page 345, lists "Robbins, Royal E., importer of watches & watch movements, 35 John." l6 Lewis Tappan was a prominent businessman and abolitionist in New York City. Ibid., p. 397; Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes, The Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498- 1909 (New York: Robert H. Dodd, 1926), p. 609. 12
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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 327697
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327697