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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 028
Description An Englishman in New York City the above reasons I have endeavoured to procure partial occupa- tion, but without success, so have no alternative but to live economically, as I am now doing & trust to pushing a good trade in the spring, which I can do. I have every reason to be satisfied with business arrangements & when others are doing I shall par- ticipate. I have written to Uncle James asking him for his agency,34 you have heard probably of the letter. If I can get 3 or 4 Agencys I shall have both sufficient employment & material for yielding an income, if not Whew!. I have not yet received package of goods containing Elliott & Sturgess articles, 35 but I will soon see what can be done with them. I believe Dr. Sherman to be a misconstrued & calumniated man & am glad that you did not listen to the malice of his Wifes Sister, the only crime that can be laid to his charge, is the inability to keep poverty from the door, Mrs Shermans own ad- mission, with the exception of indulging in a flirtation with Miss Shaw in Birm-. But it is too bad to Rake up old grievances, I can- not say that there is much to attract in his house for there is some difficulty in scraping along, but under these circumstances I do not wish to lodge elsewhere, as to him my payment is an object, & both he & his boys are kind & attentive; You are aware that we reside nearly 2 miles from John St & that I dine down town at one of the numerous rooms for this purpose, I get a good dinner for 18~ & an insufficient one for 12 so take the latter only when I wish to "box Harry". Washing is dear I pay half Dollar pr week Please 1844 year ending September 30 78,615 1845 I' " /' n 114,371 1846 'I " " N 154,416 1847 " " " " 234,968 1848 'l 'l " " 226,527 1849 297,024 1850 N N " o 310,004 Jeremiah W. Jenks and W. Jett Lauck, The Immigration Problem: A Study of American Immigration Conditions and Needs (New York: Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1917), p. 552. 34 John Hudson's original plan to act as his Uncle William Edwards's agent was obviously not giving him sufficient income. Hence, his desire to add at least one more agency for another uncle. For a fuller discussion of the economic downturn which struck New York City and the entire nation in late 184&, see part 2, footnote 9. 35A search of the Birmingham and New York City directories does not reveal any information concerning the firm of Elliott & Sturges. See part 2, footnote 27, for a dis- cussion of the "Sturges" Company of Birmingham and its particular line of business. 28
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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 327713
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327713