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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 045
Description March-May 1849 owing to Family circumstances. Wm is accordingly a member with us Mr Robbins entering into an arrangement with him & advanc- ing the 400 Dollars Dr Sherman is of opinion that my mode of life in N. Y. has been a good initiation into the discomforts of an Emigrant. Unfor- tunately for himself, his condition has been during my acquain- tance but slightly removed from actual poverty & there has been none of the comforts that I have been used to hitherto, in the rooms which he inhabits. I The office of Chaplain with which I am invested is one that gives me some influence & this shall always be exerted for the elevation of the moral condition of the Comp. I told them th at I had a deep sense of my unfitness to hold this position but that the appointment would have a favourable effect in preserving my own character free from dishonourable imputation & that I would do all that lay in my power to uphold the sacredness of the office I do not intend to go out of my depth by discoursing, but will read seri- ously & solemnly the Prayers of the Episcopal Church at such times as are appointed. I believe we shall have good singing & I hope that the services under the novel & peculiar circumstances will have a beneficial effect. In conclusion I have to beg of you my dear Father not to write anything that would cause me to regret this decision; I have acted after mature deliberation & by the dis- interested advice of older & wiser heads than mine & have come to the conclusion that this step will be more likely to secure the object of my leaving England than remaining in N. Y. I would mention here that Mr Loyd who has been established some time as Agent for Messenger7 & others is so convinced that the good time is over with England that he too is thinking of leaving for California. I shall need all my firmness & self confidence & courageous per- severance I hope therefore that this will not be damped by the non- approval of my Family. I am not selfish in this step I have taken 7 This was probably Edward Lloyd listed in the New York City Directory, page 251, as "agent, 79 John, h. Brooklyn." The Birmingham History and Directory, page 213, described the Messenger firm, "Messenger & Sons, mnfrs. of chandeliers, lamps, candel- abras, plain and ornamental brass and iron bedsteads, patent railway signal, carriage roof, and side lamps, and general artificers, 15 and 16, Broad street, and 73, Hatton Gardens, London." 45
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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 327730
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327730