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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 092
Description ¦The jjovernor's reference to good health calls attention to the fact that Salt Lake City has a steppe climate, in spite of the fact that it is also part of the western edge of the Rocky Mountains. Its altitude and dryness are in sharp contract lo thi.1 swamps of Florida and [he humidity of Georgia, to which C liivmiin^ h.id been acclimated. 3Although relatively few of the United States soldiers entered the city at any one time (Camp Floyd was over forty solciiers and tin? rviormous. 1 urtherniore, camp ]ollowers were not restricted by military rule;, uv locations Wilrord Woodruff, later to become president of the Mormon ehurch, in S^ilt Lake Valley tlian there had been Indeed, the city was ako a class of desperate men who undertook to terrify tne i.it'zen'i, and pnbliciy 1 o ruiiiuli'st their contempt Ioi the Mormons and their local police authorities" VVoodrutt, Wilford Woodruff, p. 406. Problems which resulted from this uncomfortable mixture plagued Governor Ciiinming 'Jirou^hout hii term of office. responsibility. on account of snow &c-but I must say for myself, I think, (the last few weeks execpted) I have passed the happiest & pleasantest months of my life, after I left Leavenworth till we came to housekeeping here-and Alfred says to me just now, as I was speaking about the matter "Tell my friends when you write that I am safer here than I ever was in my life-for In other places 1 have been sometimes ill, & in this climate, it is next to impossible to get sick: Give them my love, & tell Anne I shall try to write to her soon." _../ Alfred is very well, and is very busy, of course. He has some annoyances, now & then, from "Gentiles" who (certain ones of them) endeavour to bring on quarrels with Mormons -desiring to bring on a war here-men without a profession or business, who live, nobody knows how. One of these gentry was arrested last week, offering the most unprovoked insults to each mormon who approached, & at last proceeding to assaults. Alrred has had no trouble from Mormons? The community, en masse, seem to be thankful, that if they cannot have their adored Brigham Young, for governor, they have, in his stead, one, who they all seem to regard as a just & honorable man, who will not betray their interests. Feeling thus, all that a people can do to make his stay here comfortable, they do-from Brigham Young, down to the most humble member of the community. I do not mean by pleasant words, & festivities &c-but by entering into, & endeavouring to carry out his views. I see Mrs. Young two or three times a week, & she scarcely ever omits saying something about "we are much obliged to Govr. Gumming, we feel he is interested in the welfare of this people." Alfred has begged the young 92
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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 329250
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xs5tn5/329250