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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 089
Description October 18&J-June 1850 I notice he requests you to write him direct, to a certain ad- dress. I would suggest however that the better way will be to send to my care here, & I will take a better means of Conveyance to him-Our post office routes I am afraid will not serve to convey your letters through as he desires- I should send to the care of the Postmaster at Kanesville on the frontier with directions to be for- warded by the Mormon trains or carriers33-This is in fact the only way I Know of in which his barbarian abode can be reached & I have no idea that any trains can or will leave before April or May on account of Snow on the plains. Hudsons own party left as Early in the Season last year as practicable in any year. Your Son requests me to send him his trunk, his drawing & painting material, to buy for him sundry colors, canvass brushes paper, books for reading & study &c. directing the same to be for- warded to Kanesville in a Case with directions to the Postmaster to ship it by one of the Mormon trains. Thise for the reasons I have given before cannot possibly reach him (if they do at all) before August next & need not be forwarded from here before March- My own opinion is that Hudson will scarcely stay at the Lake through Another Season but so soon as the Winter is over & his health reestablished & Spirits restored he will move on to Califor- nia-1 cannot believe he is determined to settle permanently among the Mormons- Much as I should delight to gratify him in the Execution of his requests- I am inclined to think it will be the truest kindness both to him & you to refrain from it-His trunk Contains Clothing, books, painting material &c & the Expense of procuring what Else he wants & of forwarding to the frontier may be perhaps E 12 to 15 f -1 will say that Hudson Seems to have miscalculated Some what in his plans-had not allowed time Enough-in the first place for the transit of his letter (3 mos it has 33 In the fall of 1849, the Mormon church organized the Perpetual Emigrating Fund to assist poor members in their journey to Utah and to assure that the entire body of the church would be moved to the new home in the West. These "Mormon trains or carriers" were so successful that the Mormon leaders incorporated the Perpetual Emigrating Com- pany to raise funds, engage in banking operations, purchase stock and wagons, and organize the annual migrations to Utah. The poor members who were helped to Utah were expected to reimburse the fund in labor, cash, or other commodities, and although too often misused, the fund was, nevertheless, successful in bringing thousands of Mormon converts to Salt Lake Valley. Arrington, Great Basin Kingdom, pp. 77-78. 89
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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 327774
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327774