Forty-niner in Utah, page 189

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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
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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 189
Description April-June 1850 The weather is now sultry to lessen the temperature of the tent the apron or wall was folded up allowing a free passage to the air which occasionally swept through. The midges were our companions & so thickly scattered over the tent, that it was easy to kill them as fast as they could be counted. During the afternoon I walked to the neighboring hills & ascended, with the exception of a small fossil embedded in lime- stone, I perceived nothing of interest, & the midges appearing to increase the higher I climbed above [I] succumbed to number & I retreated. Tuesday June 25. I remained during a hot morning in the tent, writing & finishing some sketches. Afterwards from a cool recess in the rock I made a drawing of Antelope'49 & by the time this was completed Carrington had returned & the chaining of the lake was finished.`"" Our next camp will be on Antelope & we shall proceed thither so soon as a station is built upon this Island. Wednesday June 26 We left with a favourable wind & after sailing about four miles landed at the place of our encampment of Bd Inst. Every Indi- vidual then packed a load consisting of water in what might appear unreasonable quantity, lunch, & materials for building the station about to be erected on the highest peak of the Island. We proceeded but slowly as the ascent was rough & precipitous & the heat oppressive. These difficulties would soon have been sur- mounted & considered trivial had it not been for the ceaseless attack of myriads of our familiar tormentors, the number of midges were so great that they might be said to constitute an atmosphere & they were in no less force at the summit than the 149 This sketch has not survived. r50 With some relief Carrington wrote, "The Captn well & plsd as well as the rest of us, that the chain line is finished in such good season." Stansbury gave one of the principal reasons as "the gnats so thick & tormenting that it is impossible to do anything, as both hands are fully occupied in beating them off & killing them." Carrington, Journal, 25 June, p. 39; Stansbury, Journal, vol. 5, 25 June. 189
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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 327874
Reference URL