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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
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Topic Frontier and pioneer life; Polygamy; Letters; Utah Expedition (1857-1858)
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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 031
Description Elizabeth's delight at the healthy appearance uf Captain trains & stampede or drive away their animals at every oppor- Cuininmg was echoed by his fellow officer, Captain Ciove, tunity ivlio described young Cummin^'s conscientious struggle to overcome his drinking problem: "He is in excellent Q ]-[ Wells health, and is in fact a new man, says he had no desire to This climate is so enchanting & here at our encampment 'Annie Davis Cuthbcrt was the second child of Alfred I plenty of fuel & admirably pare air and pure water. Cumming's sister, Mary, thus, she was Captain Alfred Cum- ,,,111 „ 1 r ¦ j ¦ ¦ t mine's cousin. Anme had married the Reverend Samuel People are all well here & are therefore in good spirits. 1 see S. Davi,. Apparently she and her now estranged husband a f deaj Qf company, just as I like-llCVCr ill the mornings, were 111 contention over the custody of then cliild of whom ° Capiain Cumming had become fond. but in afternoons & evenings & all without ceremony. Alfred (Captn Cumming) has passed two or three evenings with us In^Jr^eTndV^ ]ately-' find him aSreeable & verY gentlemanly. He has altered off a short-lived commercial and financial crisis which w.is in appearance very much since he was stationed at Jeffn Bar- mcTreil t^tat^' l °f oveispecul;itl01'1 m iai roa" securities racks, is fuller in person than 1 had expected to see him? He speaks of the possibility of Annie's child being re-taken by its father-and seemed to lament it very much. He says he never was more attached to a little child in his life? A mail arrived here on New Year's Eve. It left the states about the time we did. Of course, we did not get much news. & no private letters. Alfred received a large pile of dispatches & letters but all of a public character-very provoking it was. The contractors had lost nearly all their animals, & had been snowed up in the mountains-had to send a long distance for relief, & have just arrived here. We are told that another mail of the last of Octr is nearly arrived here. We may expect that in a week or so-& then perhaps we may hear from absent friends. Our last letters were dated 19 Septr. The newspapers were filled with accounts of the present financial troubles all over the country? 31
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Source The genteel gentile : letters of Elizabeth Cumming, 1857-1858
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-15
Date Modified 2005-04-15
ID 329191
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xs5tn5/329191