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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 028
Description Infy. and the Fifth is beyond t&. As ladies, of COUTSE, do not care to walk about in a camp, unattended, & as it inter- feres w,th a socnble ,"np& io seek a pmtecior every trne one would vmt, we see each other very httle but send ire quent & pohte messages-books, some treasure of a couple of iurmps & such hke The Mormons destroyed all a5 they thought, but now&then a few potatoes OI tumps are found- frozen but ed,ble They are luxunes & valued We are m Green Rwer County The County Seat ws at Foii Supply near here Before our arnval, the Mormans burned down Fort Supply & Fort Bndger, a tradmg post' John Taylor, a Mormon Elder, says in a letter to Captn Marcy, that they have destroyed 300-000 dollars worth of propcriy. They tell me that the grass burned here was considered equal io 100,000 dollars of this sum. Fifty or sixty houses were burned dawn at Fart Suo~lv, Court House included. At Fort Bndgcr they burned th;;ntermr, consisting of houses barns &c many ammals have formerly been cm there The & of the Fort could not be destroyed wth fire It was bulk of the round stones (hke sea shore stones "1 shape-"pavmg stones") of th,s country, cemented together-fifteen feet wde at base, tapermg to two feet at top, & capable of shelterrng about 300 animals & their herdsmen. We found these places mtirelv dcstroved on our arrival-exc& this wall. This wall , , was of immense value ta us Wlthm It, all our pro"mon storc~, waggons &c are placed, & under a guard-our hves depend on the safety af these-we acted not merely pm dentently but forwarned of the intenhan on the part of the Mormons to burn our provmons I have lust asked Alfred rf 28
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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 329188
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xs5tn5/329188