Forty-niner in Utah, page 022

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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 022
Description An Englishman in New York City vessels is I am told about $100,000 & yet all the accomodations of this floating hotel is afforded for $11/2 there being no lesser charge. Arriving at New Haven3' a place beautifully situated, with a bold mountainous background & a fine sea view, we rode to Kensing- ton in railway cars which are widely different from the English, in- asmuch as they are much longer & resemble large omnibusses, with two rows of seats placed crosswise, leaving a space down the centre for the guard who collects the tickets, while the train is in motion; the speed is about the same as the English engine.31 The fare is 75 cts about the same as our third class but in lieu of that miserable accomodation, there is in each carriage a stove & cush- ioned seats; the railroad regulations are likewise democratic there being but one class of carriages. I received a welcome from Mr & Mrs Robbins whose cordiality & heartiness at once set me at ease, & I felt perfectly at home. On the following morning Novr SOth, this being Thanksgiving day, we after having a capital breakfast taking cream for the first time in this Country; we proceded to the Meeting House, & listened to a most interesting sermon, partly his- torical as explanatory of the good old custom; the men of the con- gregation were hard visaged intellectual looking fellows who would be a good type of their memorable ancestors. The dinner is by far too important an item to be passed over unnoticed so here goes for a detailed account of this pleasant feed 1st a Turky weigh- ing 12 lb but which unlike the English birds, every part is as tender as a chicken the addition of Cranberry sauce is most judicious & has sufficiently appetizing effect, fowls with vegetables too numer- ous to mention Oysters, Mince, apple & the national pumpkin pie, 3o New Haven was settled on April 10, 1638 when the early Puritans purchased the hunting grounds of the Quinnipiac Indians for "23 coats, 12 spoons, 24 knives, 12 hatchets, scissors, some hoes and porringers." When the colony of Connecticut was chartered in 1662, it included all the lands claimed by New Haven. Hartford and New Haven served as the joint capitals of the state from 1701 to 1875. The census of 1850 listed 19,356 white inhabitants and 989 "free colored" citizens, Workers of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Adminis- tration for the State of Connecticut, Connecticut: A Guide to Its Roads, Lore, and People (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938), pp. 222-27; Seventh Census. 31 The Hartford and New Haven Railroad Company was chartered in 1833 and later was extended to Springfield, Massachusetts. Kensington, or Berlin, was on the railroad line about ten miles below Hartford. Rollin G. Osterweis, Three Centuries of New Haven, 7638-1938 (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1964), p. 240. 22
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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 327707
Reference URL