Forty-niner in Utah, page 014

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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 014
Description An Englishman in New York City apart from his wife who I have not yet seen, & not living very happily with his boys; his correct notions are being constantly out- raged, he exaggerates in importance trivial circumstances & he de- scribes his life as a species of Martyrdom; He wishes to believe Mrs Sherman insane but although unjustifiably bitter in her hostility to the Dr yet her Friends do not agree with this opinion; the sepera- tion arising from a groundless & absurd jealousy has done him great injury by alienating his Friends & Patients & he has now very little practice; My residing with him is a pecuniary advantage & having someone to converse with is another; while to myself the benefit to be derived from this association is sufficient to counter- balance the discomforts of his household. John, who is well re- membered by us lives from home is married & from what I hear this is anything but a subject of congratulation. William the second boy is the most estimable & is a hard working good fellow but considering the advantages & talents of this Family it is surprising that they are not in better circumstances. New York is not the place described with reference to business, opposition & competi- tion are as rife as with us & many emigrants I beleive wish them- selves back again. Places are at a premium & certainly wages are not higher than in England, a Manufacturer, Morton told me that he would not employ Birm[ingham] Mechanics as he found them ignorant & predjudiced, to use his phrase "their own people, can work round them"" I beleive that the 2 men who left Uncle before I crossed, must have found employment in some other trade, as Morton told me he employed but one grinder & he is a German. Clothes are at least 25 Pr Ct dearer for the same quality than I have paid for them in Birm- & this fact much more attention being paid to dress here than with us is a serious consideration; it is true that inferior goods of American manufacture can be had much cheaper, but they are not much worn by respectable people; My clothes have been criticised as unfit for Broadway & from I9 The New York City Directory includes "Morton Joseph T. block-manuf 50 West, h. Jersey City"; out of thirty Mortons listed, he is the only manufacturer. He may be the person to whom Hudson refers. Belden underscored the depressing economic conditions by reporting that the rate of interest for the discount of notes on bills of sixty days or less was six percent per annum and for a period longer than sixty days, seven percent per annum. New York City Directory, p. 296; Belden, New York, p. 60. 14
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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 327699
Reference URL