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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 168
Description Exploring Great Salt Lake I then accompanying chaining of this island.94 Mr. C. carried the theodolite during the Thursday May JO. A party being dispatched to the main shore for water I accompanied them & again had occasion to admire the purity of the immense deposit of salt on this shore. We found the water still more brackish than when we last used it Leaving the boys to fill the Kegs, I ascended the mountain gathered some botanical specimens & collected specimens of limestone with crystaline carbonate in streaks, making beautiful dark colored marble. 95 We had to make a considerable detour to avoid the extensive sand banks which stretch out in a northerly direction from Dol- phin I. but arrived at the camp before sundown. 16th Encamp- ment . 96 Friday May 31 At sunrise preparations were made to move camp & about 8 A.M. the yaul was righted, the traps stowed away, & we steered for Pelican. This was one of the most enjoyable little voyages, I have made upon the lake, we were not annoyed by shallow water, & were free from the intolerable midges. Masses of white clouds were piled up against the blue ether, shaped into gigantic torsos or thrones fit for the Gods. We had 12 & 16 feet of water the color of sapphire, & the boat sped along merrily. Soon we neared the Island, & its picturesque form began to develop. Under the shadow of a huge beetling cliff, we first touched the 94 After chaining Dolphin Island, Carrington recorded, "there being no particular job in hand for me to see to, the Captain very kindly handed me a vol. of Shakespeare & I read 1 hour or so-" Carrington, Journal, 29 May, R. 25. 95 Hudson accompanied the five men sent on the skiff to obtain a supply of fresh water from one of the springs on the west shore of Promontory. Stansbury explained that five men were required for the task because the water had to be carried on their shoulders for more than a mile to the boat. In a final note for the day's entry, he engaged in a little nostalgia by remarking that it was exactly a year ago on this day when his expedition had left Fort Leavenworth, and that of the original party only Gunnison, Archambeault, Tesson, and Perrault were left, "the rest having broken their engagements & gone to the gold mines-" Carrington cataloged "2 other specimens of rock brought in by Mr. Hudson (who went with skiff)." Stansbury, Journal, vol. 5, 30 May; Carrington, Journal, 30 May, p. 26. 96 Camp No. 16 was located on Dolphin Island. 168
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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 327853
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327853