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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 033
Description August 1848-February 1849 spairing feelings? Life to me, has always seemed dark and dreary. MY doo way med, has always seemed hedged up-and I appeared to be merely to suffer. There have been visions of the good & glory of my being, pass before me-but I seem to be unable to touch, taste, and handle them. One vision, I keep steadily before me-that of Heaven-and amid all my disappointments & failures, I keep that steadily before me, and make my aim & end, there. If I should be doomed never to see my Native land again- may I hope to meet you, in that land of light and glory. My kind and affectionate remembrance to all your family & friends and I am Ever yours in the hope of the Gospel JHSh earman. New York. 35 John Strt Febuary 1849 Very dear Brothers & Sisters I must first thank you for your interesting letters which I re- ceived duly 22 Inst & perused with much pleasure. We have indeed cause for thankfulness inasmuch as your health Father has been preserved & although not so & that of our dear prosperous as we would wish, yet in the enjoyment of many comforts. + You will learn from my other letters that I have decided upon still further increasing the distance that seperates us. Well, this step has not been taken without due deliberation & I trust & confidently be- lieve that the result will equal my expectations; it is true that we shall not hear from each other so often as it has been my privilege hitherto but as Fanny worked it so beautifully upon her valued present "Though lost to sight to memory dear." I am quite aware that the enterprise upon which I am engaged is attended by many perils & hardships, but the reward is proportionably great & I am willing to encounter all this & much more; from your knowledge of my disposition you know that were it practicable I should prefer living the comparatively easy life I have done hitherto, but I am so thoroughly convinced that I could not succeed as Importer of English goods, that I congratulate myself that I arrived in the States at this important & singular period & am in a position to try 33
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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 327718
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327718