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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 022
Description hence, the present necessity for economy. The traders of whom I spoke as going~to the States, were going to Salt Lake with annual supplies of goods for that mar- ket-but as Brigham Young has threatened Gentiles with severe penalties if they enter Salt Lake this winier, they all stopped at this place to be under the protection of our troops. They are selling off their goods (among which is a very small portion of edibles) at an enormous profit-averaging 400 per cent on original cost-in some cases more. For instance, a pound of a very common kind of light cracker which in St. Louis I often bought for 5 cents a pound, they ask here, one- dollar a pound. In one day, one of the traders sold two barrels of these crackers, at that price, to the soldiers. He told me this hImself 1 gave $2 50 for a pax of undressed leather, pegged shoes for a httle servant I have with me &other thmgs accord- mgly The praht IS seemmg however They have all ther teamsters & `hands" (hIred only far the ,ourney) to feed all wmter, m the mmdst of scarcey of prov~mns They have lost nearly all ther annnals by the storms & extreme cold wh,ch qured & k&d so many of ours, &c But what xv111 you say to the pnie of salt' The salt of our comm~sariat 1s all destroyed & otherwise gone-but a few days since some of these traders bought salt of the Utahs (Indians) who, had made thcr way through snow & pen1 to bnng it The traders pad flve dollars a quart+& letad ,t at 5'~ & not much to be had at that price' A fortmght or so smce, (before the Indians brought this salt to us) Brigham Young sent some mules laden w,th 800 Ibi of salt, as a present to the commandmg officer here They
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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 329182
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xs5tn5/329182