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Genteel Gentile, introduction xv

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Identifier genteel_gentile
Title The Genteel Gentile, Letters of Elizabeth Cumming, 1857 - 1858
Creator Canning, Ray R.; Beeton, Beverly
Subject Utah Expedition, 1857-1858; Frontier and pioneer life; Polygamy; Letters
Subject Local Cumming, Elizabeth Wells Randall, 1811-1867; Utah War, 1857-58
Description Letters Elizabeth Cumming wrote to her sisters-in-law describing her adventures accompanying the Utah Expedition from the Missouri River to the Salt Lake Valley in 1857-58.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Contributors Series Editors: Cooley, Everett L.; Madsen, Brigham D.; Tyler, S. Lyman; Ward, Margery W.
Date 1977
Type Text
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Source The genteel gentile : letters of Elizabeth Cumming, 1857-1858
Language eng
Relation Is Part Of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 8
Coverage 1857-1858
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 25.5 cm x 20.5 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
Scanning Device Epson Expression 836XL Flatbed Scanner
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Dimensions Gif: Vertical: 740 x 1000 pixels, Horizontal: 1300 x 1000 pixels
Bit Depth Text and Images: 8-bit (grayscale)
Scanning Technician Clifton Brooks
Metadata Cataloger Clifton Brooks; Jan Robertson
Call Number F 826 .C98
ARK ark:/87278/s6xs5tn5
Topic Frontier and pioneer life; Polygamy; Letters; Utah Expedition (1857-1858)
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 329269
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xs5tn5

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Title Genteel Gentile, introduction xv
Description Morre,,, and India" Agent Garland Hurt! Associate ,ustices ,oh" Cradlebauzh and Charles E. Sinclair were to follow in ihc sprmg As the monotony of wrneer camp hfe and the worries about food and firewood came to domrnate d&v life the characters and goals of the personalities involved i: the Utah War became clearer. As is demonstrated by Elizabeth's letteri and supportmg documents Johnston, a proicssional soidler scekmg promoimn to the ra"k of bngad,er general, anhci- pied war wth the Mormons while Cummtne ihc s""er,or I 1 civilian officer, sought peaceful accommodation. in Sait Lake City the Mormon leader Bngham Young. who also weferred peace, ppared for war As the cold days dragged on, the soIdlers d~siamfort and resentment of the Mormons I". tens&d The te"s,o"s at Camp Scott were itred by the arhtude a"d xtm"s of Judge Eckels He and a "umber of cwl offtc~&, along w,th many army officers wanted confrontat,"" not compromise, with the tionno"~. I" the spring after Governor Cumming had gone to Salt Lake City to "ego&e a settlement with ihe Mormon leaders. rustice Eckels oreanized a ~oi,r+ and nnpanelled a grand pry from among the cw~l,a"s at Eckels v,lle whxh promptly n,d,cied Bngham Young and other church offx& for trezo,, As Eheabeih expiatned I" her corqondenie, the act,"" not only ppaidned the poss,bd liy of peace but endangered Governor Cumm,"g's hfe in spite of these xt~ons and the embittered mead of the soldmrs, a peaceful solut~o" was aclueved and Alfred and Elizabeth Gumming left their canvas home and headed for Salt Lake C~Q. `-- Thus, one and one-half months before the army entered Salt Lake Valley Governor Cumm,"g and his party arrived I" the Mormon crty, and Ehzabeth temporarrly cstabhshed her household in the W,lham C Statnes maniio", later know" a5 the Devereaux House As Ehzabeth Cummrng icils "5, on 26 August 1858 appionm~ately 2,500 solders, accompanred by 1,000 iiviha" employees, marched through Salt Lake C~iy Although the city was deserted except for a few Mormons who were asstgned to guard the houses, Johnston's discq,h"ed soldters did not pllage or damage the city After campng for a iew days wee of the Jordan Rwer Johnston moved his troops south along the Oqurrh Mou"tai"s to a see ,a west oi Utah Lake I" Cedar Valley where he esiabhshed a permanent garr, 50" called Camp Floyd after Seiretary of War ,oh" B Floyd In 1861 the soldteri returned East to fight on both sides I" the Civil War and Camp Floyd was abandoned Thts book C~"SLS~S of Elizabeth Cummtng 5 e,ghtee" letters f,ftee" addressed to her ~t~ter m-law A""e Ehzabeih Cummrng Smeh, two to her husband Governor Alfred Cum mmg and one to her sister-1" law Sarah Wallace Cummmg This ioiiectu," of letter2 contnbuies to our historical and iociologml underitatdrng of the irontw, the army and Mormon soc~eiy VIewed from the ox and horse drawn
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Source The genteel gentile : letters of Elizabeth Cumming, 1857-1858
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 329159
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xs5tn5/329159