Forty-niner in Utah, page 147

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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 147
Description April-June 1850 we travel northward the scenery becomes bolder in its character, perpendicular cliffs with the blue waters of the lake laving their rocky bases; And the fantastically shaped limestone rocks require very little effort of the imagination to metamorphose them into ancient ruins. Mr C. & myself reached camp soon after sundown & did ample justice to the supper which was waiting our arrival. Wednesy May I. This present encampment is the fifth & from the resemblance to the gable end of a ruined monastery, the Capt called it Rock Abbey. The illusion was more perfect as below this point ran for some distance a perpendicular wall of limestone which at a distance strongly resembled crumbling masonry. I was occupied during the day in writing this journal, labelling & arrang- ing the flowers & also in making some few additions to the Bugo- logical Collection. 56 Capt Stansbury with the crew of his yaul built or rather laid a pier of rock, that the boat might conveniently land at the springs which are to supply the party during the expedition. These springs are situated about three miles S. of Rock Abbey & are in the vicinity of a clump of willows & a large patch of cane. Thursday May 2 The Capt intended to remove the camp to a situation ahead of the chaining party but the boisterous wind & waves compelled him to anchor some three miles from Rock Abbey. We met today for the first time three Indians they were mounted on good ponys & were tolerably clad in robes & dressed skins & all had excellent rifles My conversation being limited to the single phrase "Howdedo" pronounced by them as one word & having prodigious significancy. I could not derive much informa- tion from the interview; it afterwards transpired that they belonged to the Snake nation & had an encampment some few miles N of us. After having taken leave of my red friends I passed what at first sight appeared a lodge. Upon investigation I found that they were built for the purpose of screening the hunter when Great Salt Lake, p. 343; April. Stansbury, Journal, vol. 4, 30 April, Gunnison, Journal, vol. 3, 2 56 Stansbury recorded "Mr. Hudson engaged in preserving the plants already gathered, & placing & labelling them in the herbarium -as also in pinning divers bugs to pieces of cork in the tin box prepared for the purpose." Stansbury, Journal, vol. 4,l May. 147
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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 327832
Reference URL