Forty-niner in Utah, page 026

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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

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Title Forty-niner in Utah, page 026
Description An Englishman in New York City with my position & in addition have the satisfaction of Knowing that I save Pew Rent! I received your letters on New Years day an admirable commencement of a most delightful holiday. Upon this day all business is suspended & it is devoted to an interchange of Friendly greeting. The women dressed as for a party remain at home while all the male population in the plenitude of white waist- coats & Kids turn out to call upon their Lady Friends & acquain- tances & wish them a Happy New Year participate in some elegant refreshment spread out for the purpose & then away to some other house, in this manner old acquaintances who might otherwise be neglected are kept up & a great deal of kindly & hospitable feeling evolved. Those who have a large circle find it arduous work & very often under the potent influence of excitement & cordials to- wards the close of the day many experience some difficulty in pre- serving a proper equilibriun. What is there, that is not susceptible of abuse? Now for some account of my share in the festivity. The morning was bright, clear & cold, the sleighing perfect ~;r the streets presented a particularly gay & animated appearance. Mr Robbins hired a sleigh drawn by a pair of horses & as they were at a premium upon the occasion, had the satisfaction of paying $17 for it, under his auspices I was engaged from 12 until nearly 5 making calls the last place I visited was Dr Pattens where I was cordially welcomed, had a most agreeable chat with Miss I? & indulged in pickled oysters; the Doctor is eloquent upon social qualitys & seems determined to Knit his congregation together by the ties of Friendship. The weather now is extremely cold, thermomr has been below Zero, but it does not affect me disagree- ably, the transitions in the temperature although singularly sudden do not make the climate unhealthy, with the exception of a cold in my head, I was never better & the above insignificant ailment is the only one I have had in the Country. Having alluded to sleighing, as the custom is new to us, I must say something more about it. The frost having made the snow quite hard even in the most frequented thoroughfares, Carriages upon sleighs are used to the almost entire exclusion of wheel vehicles; the omnibusses are superseded by long boat looking sleighs drawn by 4, 6, 8 & even 10 horses upon the very large ones they sometimes cram 100 people as a sleigh in the Drivers opinion 26
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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 327711
Reference URL