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Forty-niner in Utah, page 195

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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
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x

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Title Forty-niner in Utah, page 195
Description Addendum army was not too highly regarded, the Corps of Topographical Engineers was known as "the working men of the Army," and these two officers exemplified the best of that groupF As for Albert Carrington, all of the "hands" who were routed out of warm beds at sunrise every morning by their indefatigable and unrelenting taskmaster would have signed numerous affidavits to the effective- ness of his supervision. John Hudson, although a "gentlemen" and not one of the "chain" crew members, would have been one of the first in line with pencil or paintbrush in hand to attach his signature. - John Hudson, as the artist, curator, and an especially discern- ing observer added an unusual quality to the picture we get of this first scientific exploration of Great Salt Lake. He reveled in the opportunity to be an explorer as well as to apply his artistic talents to the depiction of scenes around the lake. His sketches and journal add a rich heritage to this unique western experience. The sickness which had assailed him during his crossing of the plains may have hampered his work somewhat as a member of Stansbury's crew and left him in precarious health the remaining few months of his life. He carefully avoided any lengthy explana- tion of his physical condition, partly because it was not in his nature to complain and partly because he did not want to worry his family in England. The decision to accept his church's call to help colonize remote Sanpete Valley in the fall of 1850 brought his young life to a tragic end when his precarious condition led to an attack of what was probably pneumonia. Manti, Utah Territory, was a long way from Birmingham, England, as he spent his last days with fellow converts to Mormonism in a frontier setting of log cabins and ox teams. But John Hudson has left us a rich treasure of panoramic views and sparkling descriptions, an inheritance which transcends his unmarked grave. There is a lilt and an elan to his prose, a dash of good humor and an eagerness to discover and report the scenes which lie just over the next ridge. His is a legacy which leaves one with a feeling of pleasant contemplation and serene satisfaction to have been a partner with him in his American adventure. 6 Morgan, Great Salt Lake, p. 249. 195
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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 327880
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327880