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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 194
Description Exploring Great Salt Lake the mustering officer for the State of Wisconsin at Madison, where e he died in April of 1863. 3 John Williams Gunnison suffered a more spectacular fate. After a two-year stint in surveying the northern lake regions, he was promoted to captain and, on March 3, 1853, was ordered to survey a route by way of Huerfano River, Cochetopa Pass, in Colorado and the Green River Valley to Santa Clara in south- western Utah. Near Sevier Lake, southwest of Great Salt Lake, on June 23, while his party of ten was at breakfast, a band of Pahvant Indians attacked the camp and killed Gunnison and six others, mutilating their bodies. Although charges were made that a party of Mormons had aided in the murders, the allegations were dis- credited, and proof was offered that the Indians had acted entirely on their own, seeking revenge f r 0 atrocities committed against them by a party of emigrants. Captain Gunnison was survived by a wife and three children." The third member of the triumvirate who had explored Great Salt Lake suffered a rather dismal end after a distinguished career as a Mormon leader. Albert Carrington served as the editor of the leading Salt Lake City newspaper, the Desevet News, for nine years during the 1850s and 186Os, was a member of the legislative council of Utah Territory, and in 1870 became one of the Twelve Apostles of the Mormon church. He acted as Brigham Young's secretary for twenty years. Four years before his death, Carrington "fell into transgression," as his Mormon biographer so quaintly puts it, and was excommunicated from his church. Before his death on September 19, 1889, he was "permitted to renew his covenant by baptism" and so died a member of the Mormon faith.' The one quality, above all others, which distinguished the efforts of Stansbury and Gunnison in their exploration and survey of Great Salt Lake was the determined industry with which they pursued the task. In a day when the reputation of the American 3 Johnson, Dictionary of American Biography, vol. 17, p. 516. 4 Ibid., vol. 8, 52. p. 5 Jensen, Biographical Encyclopedia, vol. 1, p. 126. 194
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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 327879
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327879