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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 027
Description August 1848-February 1849 is never full, & the more the merrier; the greatest hilarity prevails every one thinks or affects to think it capital fun & seem determined to make the most of the season. The varietys are in- numerable, from the graceful affair of the Up Town Merchant, re- sembling somewhat a two necked swan, lined with buffalo robes & drawn by blood horses to the mere platform upon runners bearing dead porkers & pumpkins. As these vehicles glide noise- lessly over the snow in order to indicate their approach all the horses have bands of bells attached to their harness & thus the air is perfectly vocal with this merry music. Before I conclude I would thank James for his letter which does him great credit & state for his edification that it is not until lately I have become properly sensible of the importance of writing a good hand, it is here indis- pensable & I am painfully conscious of my own incompetency. He should write small & eschew flourishes. You will please remember me kindly to all who enquire after me & with rather more than the usual modicum of love to yourselves. I subscribe myself Yours Affectionately John Hudson I have written to Uncle by this steamer. sold for 6 cents. Dickens Cmas tale is here My dear Father/ As this part of my letter is intended for select perusal, I will enter somewhat particularly into my present position. Nothing can be more true than that the pecuniary cir- cumstances in which we are placed, must influence our opinion of everything we come into contact with; could I do a sufficient amount of business N.Y. would appear to me the most delightful place I am acquainted with; but the conviction that at present I can scarcely realize my expences detracts from the satisfaction I should otherwise feel. When I mention that 200,000 persons have emi- grated into the States this last year, you will understand how ex- ceedingly scarce & unremunerative this makes employment.33 For 33 The following table listing the number of immigra .nts to the Uni ted States during the late 1840s substantiates Hudson's approximate number of 200,000 for the year 1848: 27
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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 327712
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327712