Forty-niner in Utah, page 192

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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
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Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 327931
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Title Forty-niner in Utah, page 192
Description Exploring Great Salt Lake more interesting errand, to enjoy after so long an absence the society of his family!`55 155 John H u d son's journal ends with this entry, and we can only speculate about whether or not he continued with the Stansbury party or was one of those whose services was no longer required. As Stansbury reported, "Nothing now remained but to complete the observations upon the different triangulation stations that had been erected in the course of the examination." This meant another circumnavigation of the lake, so with a crew of twelve besides Carrington and Gunnison, the captain started out on July 3 using the yawl and skiff to transport the party to Fremont Island and then to the western shore of Promontory. Moving along the same route taken by the survey or chaining expedition and repairing the triangulation stations where Indians or white citizens had dismantled them for the wood, Stansbury completed his task on July 16 and returned to Salt Lake City. Although Stansbury, Gunnison, and Carrington still had several weeks of surveying to accomplish in the Utah Lake area, Hudson's services as artist were now apparently taken care of by F. R. Grist. This young artist had accompanied the expedition from the East, but had gone north with Lieutenant George M. Howland in February 1850. From Carrington's Journal we learn that Grist was with Carrington on July 18 and apparently went with the survey crew to Utah Lake where that work was completed by August 12, 1850. In his Report, Stansbury enumerated the accomplishments of his exploration and survey of Great Salt Lake: the construction of twenty-four triangulation stations, the survey of 291 miles of shoreline, and the survey of 96 miles on the islands. In taking leave of "this singular lake," he recapitulated the difficulties encountered, especially the ordeal of obtaining water "and the barren, savage inhospitality of the region." Despite the rigors of the four-month survey, he could nevertheless rejoice that because of the "salubrity of the climate" not a man became seriously ill during the entire period. Stansbury, Report, pp. 211-13, 216; Carrington, Journal, 3 July, p. 40, 18 July, p. 46; Morgan, Great Salt Lake, p. 233; John Hudson letter of 20 July 1850. Addendum With the completion of the surveys of Great Salt Lake and the Utah Valley area, Howard Stansbury, on August 28, 1850, left Salt Lake City. He was determined to locate a transcontinental route from the Great Basin to the Mississippi River south of that which 192
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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 327877
Reference URL