On the Way to Somewhere Else: European Sojourners in the by Michael W Homer

By Michael W Homer

Most tourists to Utah through the 19th and early 20th centuries, specially these from Europe, have been fascinated by the state’s neighborhood of Latter-day Saints, with their “seventeen-strong households with just one man!” right here, editor Michael W. Homer has gathered the writings of a few of these ecu tourists, breaking new flooring by means of ignoring the culture of together with purely the predictably benign perspectives of English gents. On easy methods to in other places includes such colourful views in the direction of the Mormons as these of an outraged Catholic priest, an intrigued German prince, a liberated Frenchwoman, and a religious French convert, a lot of who had visits with the guy they known as the “Pope of Mormonism,” Brigham Young.
The ecu viewers encountered not just religious Mormons, yet different vigorous characters of the yank West, from fur investors to Indians to soldiers.

Originally a quantity within the sequence Kingdom within the West: The Mormons and the yankee Frontier, this new printing of to be able to in other places captures virtually 100 years of various perceptions, revealing an unforeseen glimpse into the actual improvement of Utah and the political evolution of Mormonism.

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19 M onday, i j A u gust I went on an excursion to Utah Lake and its outlet, the River Jordan, which empties into Salt Lake, and crossed the lake by boat as far as the fish­ ermen’s wharf at the far end o f the thoroughfare facing the Temple. I had dinner in the evening at the home o f the apostle Taylor. He was one o f the richest Mormons and had a brick house built in the Near Eastern style, that is, a ground floor built around a courtyard with a water fountain spouting forty feet, and an array o f every variety o f plant and flower.

Army of brael, 234, 277—7 9 , 3OI> 3° 5—7» 310—15. 3 T h e revelation on “ the new and everlasting covenant” o f eternal marriage and the plurality o f wives had been given to Joseph Smith on 12 July 1843 in Nauvoo. See D & C , 132. 4 Hom er, "T h e Judiciary and the Common Law in Utah Territory,” 105—6. 5 Ferris, Utah and the Mormons] Ferris, The Mormons at Home; Ingalls, “ Report,” Senate Exec. D oc. , Mormonism: Its Leaders and Designs-, Green, Fifteen Years among the Mormons; and Franklin, A Cheap Trip to the Great Salt Lake City.

D oc. , Mormonism: Its Leaders and Designs-, Green, Fifteen Years among the Mormons; and Franklin, A Cheap Trip to the Great Salt Lake City. 7 But the biggest publicity came from Charles M ackay s book, The Mormons. M ackay wrote several arti­ cles for Liverpool’s Morning Chronicle in August 1850 about M orm on emi­ grants who were bound for America. H is articles were collected in a single volume, without attribution, that was published in 1851. ” 9 Italian diplomat Leonetto Cipriani stopped in Salt Lake in 1853 while driving cattle to California and recorded his experiences in his memoirs.

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