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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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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 049
Description 'A Mormon reflation of Governor Cum tiling's April letter tn Elder Thomas VVilljams which begins by describing Cumming and Kane's departure from For! Bridger .is follows: "On the 5th of April, they left Bridger with two car-miles, upset one of Ihe carriages in Ihe snow, and there stuck for the night. It so happened that W. H. Kimball, E. Hanks, O. P. Rockwell, Howard Egan, and inysrlf, wit!) a few other good boys, were out scouting in th.it viriniiy; and on the morning or the ot/i or April, we took, the Governor arid Ins small partv under our pro'ecl jon. . .. rdte I>. Carter, comp., "Military Life in the West," Henri Throbs of the West 2 (1940): chap" 15, p. 16. "It was no accidcrit vhat Governor Camming "found an excellent dinner prepared" for him when he reached the Yellow River. i5righam Young had arranged for one of Salt Lake City's best chefs io be there Lo prepare the dinner for Gumming. The owner-in an a get" of the Globe Saloon, David Candland, reported how he had been "failed" to this service: "April 1. I left the City for Yellow Creek.... I was appointed Steward over the Mess & Frederick Palmer Cook. I [sic] during our stay we had snow rain & wind. On i jtfl'sitrfi1 h ClOvernot Cummmg w. Col Kane came into out' Camp, they were truly pleased to see us & the bottle circulated freely amtm;- all hands. 1 was introduced to Gov C as the Steward & travelling for health, we struck camp on Wednesday & readied Hdio K.uiyoii at Night on our way to Weber Station. The works were brilliantly lighted by Bon-fires & Much parade." David Candland, Diary, 1, 6, 7 April 1858, LDS Church Archives. ^Governor Gumming was escorted through Echo Canyon at night. The governor's party was repeatedly halted by K'lormon guards whiJe Ihe small N4oriuon con11ngent moved ahead to light campfires. All this was designed to impie^s C urn nil rig with Eric rvlormon iori iiica Lions n~i the can von and with the size and efficiency of the Mormon forces. See Orson F. Whitney, History oj Uhii\, 4 vols. (Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon and Soils Company, 190'!}, 1:672; Hubert Howe Bancroft, theory oj Utah, I54-0-1S3? (San Francisco: did looking horsemen who received me as Governor of Utah -and treated me with marked consideration-changed my mules-assigned me a body guard! We urged forward with speed, and soon arrived at the Yellow where we found an excellent dinner prepared?_______In the wilderness I pitched my tent. It commenced snowing very hard -covered the ground several inches. We opened our buffalo robes-and I almost envy myself the great enjoyment of sleeping after the fatigue and exposure of theJprevious night? I have every where been recognized as the Govr of the Terry, have entered upon the performance of my duties, and live in the hope of doing some good in my generation but do not forget my troubles are now only beginning." 49
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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 329208
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xs5tn5/329208