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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
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 068
Description "When we encamped for ihe ni^h!. the Cnvemot requested tain though) Here, every body chose to walk-so steep & pre- ihe ^a-onu^wdiVk.'iA'rMrl^Cummin^Y^ shc"ivin not let cipitous was the place. The descent is said to be more than mi; co anything fo: her.' ] did js directed and .she .seemed three quarters of a mile in length. It was a long & stony walk, much picked." Stowelh Willie Rufus Rogm Stowdl, p. 33. ^ j fQund som£ flQwers & mQSSes whkh rejoiced my eyes & Captain Cove- too recorded tlv.t "Mrs. Cumming wab bo heart, in spite of the fierce wind I gathered many new plants sick she muld not pit up without <;n\i! dilfkulty. Meverthe- \ , , , ¦ less Fiftieth's version of the trip ivhicfi details her walks tor my herbarium. I could write you a long letter about them, but will spare you this time. We only went about 15 miles, & Cove, Uhih Eijk'diUri:, p. 2Hi. ' ' *" encamped for the night, on the Muddy. Stowell handed me a quantity of open letters to keep for him, till we arrived at Icltofcoverm^Cun'Liln^ had bK^h^frLim^Sali'Lake'to0 ^alt Lake. Mm-All Mormons are not suspicious-ergo-take Camp Stott for stowell) and Sophmnia. licth oi those wives comfort. He told me somewhat of his history-& talked much When Stowell arrived in the valley his first concern was w'10 are not M"rm"nS are Gentiles in Utah. jo tind lik families anumf; the thousands of evacuees. Friday 4th June. I am my own cook-having dismissed "Finding tney hail moved south with the peopfe north of . T . , , , r . the dty"into'l!tah Valley, [ roniiuued my journey in that vvltn J°y a most intolerable rogue on our departure from the dneetion. In Provo I met President Fingham Young and Fort -SO I COOked breakfast & We set off about 9. a.m. To day lTu£ atythmc«",°V^CS,,S™™8 !t°mS'° »<= are '° 8° *irty five miles. Rode my pony all day, that I a great satisfaction to again meet these friends and 1 bad might gather flowers - the day mild, & the ground hardly to se^rateTmv wlvewnd UomKUm/'iirPmidunv'n now ^ie see11 ^or f-l°wcrs~literally. We encamped for two hours at Salem, and the other in 1'ayson, all in fair healih bin in 2. P.M. Cooked dinner & walked about. Place of encampment common with many of the people, lackm;; many of the ls g Rjvcr_a mOst beautiful Stream-pebbly bottom, per- ordinary comforts of life.. My wife, Cynthia lane, led hei1 r J t- house for the loaded wagon, her babe was only a week pendicular banks, clear water, running very swiftly, & a love- old. ... My wife Sopluouia's child vva. born in Salt Lake ] grassy sward on both banks. Some cottonwood trees & wil- ( ity in May. ?>hc rested a while in Salt Lake on the way.... , , , , , i [Both babies died and] The remains of these two babe-." lows here & there dip into the water. At night we encamped found a resting place in the same gi.ivc" Stowdi, Wdhmi: [n a desolate place-a hollow among high hills-not near to wood or water-but chosen because the comfortable places were filled with very fierce Indians-in numbers-who might steal our mules were we too near. Here, we became acquainted with the postal arrangements of the wilderness-
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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 329226
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xs5tn5/329226