Forty-niner in Utah, page 133

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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
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Title Forty-niner in Utah, page 133
Description April-June 1850 snowy scalps. "19 I sketched this panorama continuously upon three peices of paper,20 & then observing the threatening appearance of the sky, I rose from the damp ground & returned to camp. I had not been seated in the tent long & was engaged in writing, when with scarce a premonitory signal, the wind swept with amazing velocity through the gap in which the camp was situated, overturning instantaneously the tents, scattering the fire, & creat- ing all the disagreeable confusion consequent upon such a circum- stance. The storm increased & the tents were repitched amidst hail, rain & snow, this had not been effected long, before the Capt & Mr Carrington arrived wet to the skin, a cup of hot coffee com- forted our inner man, & we soon sought warmth between the blankets. While we were participating in the comforts of camp, the Lieut accompanied by four men was still exposed to the storm, & this reflection not a little detracted from our enjoyment a gun was fired as a signal, & a beacon fire kept up to guide them to the shore should they still be upon the lake; but there were no signs of the absent party until morning. Soon after sunrise they came straggling into camp in a most woful plight, muddy, wet, & ragged; they had been unable to discover the direction of the camp, & supperless had lain all night in the boat without fire or extra clothing, some of the men not even having their coats. In order to preserve some degree of warmth they lay closely & in this fashion the time passed until daybreak when they started for camp.21 I9 Hudson here reveals his scholastic training. The quotation is from Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, ed., Samuel C. Chew (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1936), canto 3, stanza 62, lines 591 and 592, p. 107. The quo- tation begins with the phrase, "Above me are the Alps," and refers to the High Alps of the Bernese Oberland which were on Byron's route. 20 This sketch does accompanied the letters. not appear in the Stansbury Report or among the sketches which 21 Lieutenant Gunnison's Journal is rather sparsely written except for the account of this night spent in a storm, an event to which he devoted seven pages. Prevented by rain, hail, wind, and fog from returning across the bay from the east shore to the Rock Butte camp, Gunnison and his four men dragged the skiff up on the mud flat and then prepared to "sleep" in the boat. In his own words, "I placed two men `edge wise' & crawled down by the side of them. The boat was not wide enough for three to lay on their backs, nor draw up their knees in the approved way of `spooning it'-Then the two extra men, for there 133
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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 327818
Reference URL