Genteel Gentile photograph collection, 1850-1858  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Genteel Gentile photograph collection
1850-1858 (inclusive)
24 photographs
Collection Number
The Guide to the Genteel Gentile photograph collection contains images used in the book entitled, "The Genteel Gentile: Letters of Elizabeth Cumming, 1857-1858." Also included are portraits, photographs of sketches illustrating scenes during the Utah Expedition, and views of landscapes and buildings in Utah.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Telephone: 801-581-8863
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


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This collection contains photographs used to illustrate the book, "The Genteel Gentile: Letters of Elizabeth Cumming, 1857-1858" published by the Tanner Trust Fund. Elizabeth Cumming was the wife of territorial governor Alfred Cumming and her letters describe her journey to Utah and her impressions of Salt Lake City. The collection contains photographs of Salt Lake City buildings and scenes, prominent Utahns, and drawings of the coming of Johnston's Army to Utah in 1858.

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Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

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Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1 Elizabeth Wells Randall Cumming, Individuals, Expeditions
Photograph number 1: Elizabeth Wells Randall Cumming (1811-1867), portraitPhotograph number 2: Alfred Cumming, teritorial governor of Utah (1802-1873), portraitPhotograph number 3: "Army train crossing the plain," drawing from Harper's Weekly, 24 April 1858.Photograph number 4: Camp Scott, 8 June 1858, sketch from the journal of Captain Albert Tracy of the Utah Expedition.Photograph number 5: Utah Expedition soldiers, drawing from Harper's Weekly, 24 April 1858.Photograph number 6: Camp Scott, winter 1858, Albert Tracy sketch.Photograph number 7: Fort Bridger, 5 June 1858, Albert Tracy sketch.Photograph number 8: Thomas L. Kane (1822-1883), pen sketch portrait.Photograph number 9: Albert Sidney Johnston (1803-1862), pen sketch portrait.Photograph number 10: Camp Scott 5 January 1858, Albert Tracy sketch.Photograph number 11: Brigham Young (1801-1877), pen sketch portrait from Jules Remy, Voyage au pays Des MormonsPhotograph number 12: Delana R. Eckels, portraitPhotograph number 13: Echo Canyon-Rock Towers 20 June 1858, Albert Tracy sketch.Photograph number 14: Devereaux House (William Staines home before enlargement)Photograph number 15: Temple Square-Old Tabernacle and boweryPhotograph number 16: Alfred and Elizabeth Cumming's home; Salt Lake Theater under construction (1861-1862)Photograph number 17: Mary Ann Angell Young, second wife of Brigham Young, portraitPhotograph number 18: South Temple looking northeast, Lion, Beehive, and White House (far right)Photograph number 19: Duplicate (Enlargement)Photograph number 20: Drawing of Salt Lake City, 1853Photograph number 21: Drawing of State Street, 1858Photograph number 22: Drawing of Johnston's Army arriving at Fort Bridger, November, 1857Photograph number 23: Drawing of federal troops entering Salt Lake City, 1858Photograph number 24: Drawing of Witch Rocks, Weber River, 1858

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Subject Terms

  • Genteel gentile: letters of Elizabeth Cumming, 1857-1858
  • Pioneers--Utah--Photographs
  • Utah Expedition, 1857-1858--Photographs

Personal Names

  • Cumming, Elizabeth Wells Randall, 1811-1867--Photographs

Geographical Names

  • Utah--Photographs

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographic prints--1850-1858
  • Portrait photographs--1850-1858