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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 025
Description August 1848-Februaq 1849 ing such qualifications both of head & heart as these communica- tions prove to be yours. I must expressly thank my sisters, the very name being now a talisman, awakening my fondest recollections of home. I scarce need say that Fannys marker will be appropri- ately treasured. There is one fact you mention that a little vexes me, the nonreception of a letter by Edw Theep. I wrote to Castle enclosing a letter for him in Novr. & I hope even yet they may receive it. Please enquire & let me know; Theep must think it strange I do not perform my voluntary promise to him, tell him this & say I will write again. Have you received a letter written about Deer %? I expect nothing less than that Benj will ere long write himself M. A & am satisfied that he will not be satisfied until he possesses this respectable handle to his name.32 Home news is indeed interesting to me & now that the postage is reduced I hope to be made acquainted with all that occurrs in our Family circle. Now for a display of egotism which however I hope will not be disagreeable to you but to me, the incessant recurrence of "I" creates self reproach. I have made many agreeable Friends & could if, I so chose, adopting the plan of visiting here, spend most eve- nings at the houses of these acquaintance; Most Familys receive visitors after the last eveng meal, 7 oclock, & as this visi ting nei ther involves feeding nor the prescence of the Heads of the Family this easy social intercourse is much practiced & to me the custom is a pleasing peculiarity of N. Y. society. Dr Patten having lately been ordained Pastor over a very respectable Congregation meeting at a handsome Church in the neighborhood of Shermans I attend there & was introduced by Dr P. to the Choir then forming I am now permanently located as second0 Basso in a comfortable arm chair in the immediate contiguity of the pretty & intelligent Miss Patten; the choir is composed of Gentlemen & Ladys from the Congrega- tion the Organist, a German, is a thorough musician & I believe we shall soon discourse excellent music, at any rate I am pleased 32 The children of the Benjamin Hudson family may have received their advanced education from Queen's College in Birmingham, an institution incorporated by Royal Charter in August 1843. The system of the college was patterned after that of Oxford and Cambridge, being divided into four departments: Theological, General Literature and Science, Applied Sciences, and Medical. The Master of Arts was one of the advanced degrees offered. Birmingham, History and Directory, pp. 20-21. 25
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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 327710
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327710