Contents

Forty-niner in Utah, page 063

Request archival file or update item information
Identifier /tanner/image/forty_niner.xml
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
Format image/png
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

Page Metadata

Identifier 076.gif
Title Forty-niner in Utah, page 063
Description Letters October 1849 - June 1850 City of the Great Salt Lake Rocky Mountains Octobr 6th1849 Mr. B. Hudson My dear Father I scarcely know how to commence the checquered history of my journey, but trust you have received the letters which so fully detailed the reasons that induced me to leave New York, as well as the Daguerrotype portrait which only a kind Providence has pre- vented becoming the sole remembrancer you would possess of your Son, so narrow an escape from death have I experienced. I will endeavour to give journal until we again you a very abbreviated acct, reserving my meet which happiness will I trust be per- mitted to us. We started 24 in number upon the 15 March armed & equipped for our long & toilsome journey, during the first part having the benefit of Hotels we were very merry & enjoyed our- selves amazingly but this was not to last long, we had yet to ex- perience the toils of a Camp life. We travelled some 1000 miles upon the Mississippi & Ohio rivers a mode of travelling to which I am by no means partial, I was in a fever of apprehension the whole time, the accidents upon these rivers are innumerable, these arise from Snags, peices of timber sticking up in the muddy waters from fire, collision & bursting of their thin boilers which are situated immediately under the saloon, this part of our travel was however accomplished with only the loss of a few goods, & in the early part of May our mules were purchased & we were ready for a start across the Prairie;' We had 4 waggons drawn by 8 mules each & in of 1 At the outfitting post of Kansas, the decision was apparently made to travel by way Salt Lake City and the Hastings Cutoff because, in addition to the Fremont and Bryant 63
Format image/png
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 327748
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327748