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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 060
Description To the Plains in `49 from that house I shall Enter the goods immediately & when they are in store can better decide whether it will pay themselves or me to pursue the agency -In any case they shall hear from me shortly. The few patterns of plated and white metal ware from "Sturges" out of sets & dozens as they are, are almost worthless.27 If a full set of tea furniture like the 28/6 cream jug had been sent it could have been readily sold, but nobody will buy a single piece like that of so Expensive a style-so also of the forks & spoons- as patterns here they will sell for nearly nothing & to me it seems unusual for Mr Sturges to ask you for payment-I will sell them however for the best I can get & report. I have to add that all letters received for your son from England were forwarded to him directly I learnt his address at St Louis-I have nothing here for him at all Except two packages which he is to give me directions about after his arrival at San Francisco- The accounts from the Gold Region continue to come of the same attractive Kind, but all that would answer such a call have already gone so that there is little motion now in this neighborhood towards the west -We are daily hearing accounts however from the travellers thither by sea & the Southern routes which are full of disaster-But few have gone well provided for their journey. Iam my dear sir Yours truly R E Robbins P. S. My clerk informs me there is a letter in town from one of the Colony Guard which speaks of their arrival in Independance. date April 15th. RER 27 This was probably the firm listed in the Birmingham Directory as "Sturges Richard Ford, manufactr. of patent seamless tea and coffee sets, damask and plain britannia metal, british plate, electro and magneto plated and silver wares, 46, Broad street; h. Highfield road." In another section the Directory explained that "The Electra and Magneto Plating form branches of manufacture which essentially belong to Birmingham" under a patent dated August 1842. Birmingham, History and Directory, pp. 33, 260. 60
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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 327745
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327745