Forty-niner in Utah, page 093

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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
Format application/pdf
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

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Title Forty-niner in Utah, page 093
Description Letters July 1850 - May 1852 Salt Lake City July 20th 1850 My dear Father, After an interval which appeared to me as long & dreary as the desert that seperates us, I received your letter, also one from Wm of Mar 5th 1850. Is not this rapid conveyance astonishing? to be in the receipt of a communication from a distance of 5OOO miles, at a place whose very existence was not Known three years ago & which as yet its geography is undetermined the letters having been on the road but about 4 months So fearful was I of hearing un- favourable news that I could scarcely open them, but I feel grateful to God that he has still preserved you & I trust & pray that your life & health may be preserved very long, that I may again see & press your hand. From your letter I learn that I have lost a still greater treat in the family budget, not a word in these have I re- ceived of my dear Sisters, & other relatives, about whose welfare I feel deeply interested, & I still am in doubt as to whether you have received the Dage. portrait. I wrote by the last mail that left this place in March, a letter that would inform you of my engagement with the Topographical Corps U. S. engaged in the survey of the lake my services are now no longer required & my next attempt will be to rejoin the Company I started from New York with, at the mines. This survey has occupied about 4 months. The lake has been chained round, its numerous Islands visited & its character determined. As this region is almost unknown, I have the pleasure of appearing in the character of a Geographer & will give you some little account of the place; certain it is that I have trod where human foot has never before been & that is something to say in this locomotive age. The Lake is so strongly impregnated with salt very much more so than the ocean that whenever its waters retire 93
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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 327778
Reference URL