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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 021
Description August 1848-February 1849 Haven, over haul your map, is travelled by water, coasting be- tween Long Island & the shore of Connecticut.29 I have never at- tempted to describe an American Steam boat, & yet they are to a stranger the greatest objects of surprise & interest. when I first landed and saw the queer looking things with the beam of the En- gine visible above the deck & glaring with white Paint, they im- pressed me as something peculiarly odd & foreign in appearance; they are however wonderfully adapted to the wants of the Tra- veller & are of course most extensively used by this locomotive people. They are huge boats built for speed & consequently taper- ing very sharp; having 3 decks running the whole length of the boat; the Engine works in the centre, & there are two chimneys; I cannot adequately describe it so append a little sketch, which how- ever is a signal failure Well, you luxuriously recline in a damask covered arm chair, put your feet upon a rich carpet, & wherever the eye rests it is met with carving profusely gilt, or large mirrors reflect your phiz; there are large stoves round which Passengers. sit & spit, extensive places consecrated to "Mrs Jones", a barbers shop with a pole sticking over the door, complete cooking kitchens & a bar where thirsty souls imbibe gin slings & mint juleps. The cost of one of These Worthington in 1772, and in 1785, the town of Berlin was incorporated to include Worth- ington, Kensington, and Beckley "with their shifting `quarters,' parishes or ecclesiastical societies, school districts, and borough." A church was organized at Kensington in 1712, and at the time of Hudson's visit, the name probably referred to the church of which R. F. Robbins was the pastor. Arthur H. Hughes and Morse S. Allen, Connecticut Place Names (Hartford: The Connecticut Historical Society, 1976), pp. 15, 17. 29 T. Hemingway, 116 South, New York City, was the agent for the firm which operated six sloops to New Haven. The steamships connected with the railroads at New Haven and adjoining ports and were "for the most part, owned by the railroad com- panies. " Belden, New York, pp. 67, 72. 21
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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 327706
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327706