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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 042
Description To the Plains in `49 succeeded in infusing a feeling that we are a band of Brothers hold- ing to each other in prosperity & adversity supporting & encourag- ing each other in whatever circumstances we may be placed; There will be about 25 of fine noble Fellows intellectually & physically & of course of undoubted respectability a few of them being men with familys.2 Dr. McNulty is one of the most energetic & well informed men that I have ever met & I feel it an honor to be on such friendly terms with him, as I am at this time. In giving you an extract of the minutes of one of our meetings you will perhaps smile at the prominence of your son in the proceedings & infer that there are not many sapient heads in the Comp as it is necessary to place in an influential position those so young; I do not wish to be sounding my own trumpet but I must explain a little; no one in the first place takes me to be only 22 & this only on the 25 of this mo.3 my appearance & I presume thoughts & actions warrant a belief in a more advanced age & I have been repeatedly guessed as being 28 & over SO, besides it is conceded to me that I have in some slight degree, the gift of the gab & further during my association with the Comp I have been found useful as Secretary & Committee man. Feby 24th 1849 A Meeting was held at the Office of the Colony Guard for the elec- tion of Officers John Hudson called to the Chair. The election took place by ballot & with the following result Captain & Surgeon Dr McNulty First Lieutanant Fowler 2d D[ ditto] T Glynn Sergeant Sergeant Allsop U. S. 2 The twenty-five men were listed in a New York Herald article of March 18, 1849, as follows: "John McNulty, captain; N. H. Fowler, 1st lieutenant; James Glynn, 2d do [ditto]; Wm. S. Ball, C. D. Burrill, D. W. Bucklin, Charles Conkite, Edward Coker, S. R. Fanshaw, J. Hendal, J. Hudson, C. T. Jacobus, N. Peelor, W. J. Robinson, J. Rouke, W. Rouke, A. Riker, W. S. Sands, W. H. Sherman, Vanrance, Abbot, Pelham, J. Patter- son, Ludlow, Alsop, privates ." By the time the party reached Salt Lake City, according to Hudson's letter of October 6, 1849, there were only twenty-four members, and there is no record of which person dropped out or when. 3 According to information from the Hudson family in England, the family Bible records that John was born on February 20, 1826, while his letter states his birth as being March 25, 1827. Whichever is correct, John Hudson was a rather young man as he pre- pared for his adventurous trip to California. 42
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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 327727
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327727