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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
Resolution TIFF: Vertical: 740 x 1000 pixels, Horizontal: 1300 x 1000 pixels
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 096
Description among, abovve & under the clouds which rest on the tops of the mountains, or partially descend their sides. Scenes of beauty, glory and sublimity abound. They are hoping ere very long to finish their grand temple "in the mountain tops"--as commanded, they believe, by many prophecies. Many suffer here from poverty. There is very little money here. The army & civil officers have brought nearly all there is here -- yet how many of the extremely poor have said to me substantially the same thing, when I have asked them if they did not regret comig here where their labour brings but a bare support -- & where they & their families suffer so many privations. "I had rather suffer any & every earthly privation in this chosen land of God, in the full communion with his Holy Spirit, than live in plenty elsewhere." Constantly I say to myself on hearing them talk-- "I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel." They have an infinity of arguments in favor of polygamy. They are "in favor of it on moral, physical and religious grounds." I was talking with a cultivated Mormon lady the other day--one born in Switzerland, educated in France, married or passed her married life in Russia; was converted in Russia to "the faith" --& became a widow. She left her children, her friends, her property--came over the plains, drawing a handcart--makes artificial flowers (exquisitely beautiful ones) for a livelihood here. She became the tenth (I think it is tenth) wife of a Saint here, (according to Mormonism no woman can be "saved" unless she is married to a saint) (Women cannot
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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 329254
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xs5tn5/329254