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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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Format Creation Digital images scanned at 8-bit grayscale on an Epson Expression 836XL flatbed scanner, and saved as uncompressed TIFF files at 1300 x 1000 pixels resolution. Display GIF files generated In PhotoShop.
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, page 014
Description preceded us about three weeks had about 6000 animals, & in the same storm, (which metus on the summit of Rocky mount tins & met them near t& point) they lost z animals. In passing through the last desert (mauvaises Terres) we were two or three days passing through this Golgotha. 20.30 bodies m view at a time sometimes. There was no wood to burn-& the weather intensely cold--only Sage bushes for fuel-which burns like paper--so we cui up the deserted U. S. waggons for fuel-fine, large new waggons-harness & all left most of them with their six oxen, (ar mules as might be) lying by their sides. We gathered the yokes from the dead oxen. & chooped The morale was worse than the physique. In the very cold weatfier, the teamsters seemed more like madmen than human beings. Much Sin abounded. The cold & privations seemed to make them crazy! Alfred is well. I am well-but have not had a shoe on till to-day far a &-foot frost bitten, ¬ being able to stop to take care of it, it swelled & burst & I had a very bad foot. We have been here long enough&the weather has moderated sufficiently to improve it. I have been afraid I might be per- manently lame-the inflamation in the jw being so bad-1 do not walk yet, except with pain & difficulty-but it is much better-1 found some letters from friends here-but none from you-Direct ai before-the mail, if it comes through again, this winter, will stop here-w stop here. You will see by the papers what B. Young has been doing -his position. A. would have gone on to Salt Lake, but we 14
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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 329174
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xs5tn5/329174