Genteel Gentile photograph collection, 1850-1858  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Genteel Gentile photograph collection
1850-1858 (inclusive)
24 photographs
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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

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