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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 https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x

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Title Forty-niner in Utah, page 117
Description April-June 1850 was told that they would never permit any survey of their country to be made; while it was darkly hinted that if I persevered in attempting to carry it on, my life would scarce be safe." This apprehension had been heightened by Gunnison who reported to Stansbury that as a result of his initial meeting with Brigham Young five days earlier, "Under much apparent indifference he showed anxiety & I hear from various sources that our survey is regarded with great jealousy-and have had warning that secret means would be used to prevent any maps being made of the valley-such that our lives are in danger, as a hint from the one man, could take them." Not being a commander whose whole project might be thus jeopardized by "masterly inactivity" on the part of the Mormon people upon whose support he must depend, Stansbury went directly to Brigham Young. He explained the pur- pose of the expedition, discounted the Mormon leader's fears that the object was to survey the lands of Deseret so as to take them away from the pioneers, and established a warm rapport with Governor Young. From this time on the Mormon people found a staunch defender in Stansbury and soon also in Gunnison.7 After a brief respite in the Utah metropolis of the mountains, the hard-working and duty-bound captain made arrangements for Lieutenant Gunnison to begin the survey of the Jordan River area and Utah Valley while he made plans to explore a route from the head of Great Salt Lake to Fort Hall. As he explained also, it was necessary to replenish his supplies by procuring the provisions which had been sent along with Colonel Loring to the new post near Fort Hall. Leaving on September 12 with two eight-mule teams and five extra pack mules, he started north intending to send the laden wagons back by the regular Mormon Road while he and a small party returned by going around the west side of Great Salt Lake. Passing over Bear River and heading up Malad Valley, he crossed the Great Basin divide, went down Bannock Creek, and then across the Portneuf River to Cantonment Loring five miles north of Fort Hall, thus opening up what he later called "an excel- lent wagon road" from Fort Hall to Salt Lake City." 7 Stansbury, Report, pp. 84-86; Gunnison, Journal, vol. 1, 25 August. 8 Stansbury, Report, pp. W-94. 117
Format application/pdf
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 327802
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327802