Reference numberMS/373/1/79
TitleLetter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, Emmaville, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah, to Caroline Emma Thorpe
Date21 August 1878
DescriptionHe has finally met up with Schuster and Haskins, who were delayed into Cheyenne by a water-spout carrying away part of the railway line. The Mormon President, John Taylor has proved very helpful, giving the party a good site for observations in the garden of Brigham Young's first wife and offering to set up a telegraph line to Ogden Observatory. Thorpe's observations are among the best he has obtained. Describes Brigham Young's rule: 'how they feared & hated him, to be sure!'. They have also met Orson Pratt and heard him and Brigham Young junior preach a sermon. Describes camping in the canyons and naming features after his wife. They intend to move on to Ogden soon.
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NA7855Thorpe; Sir; Thomas Edward (1845 - 1925); chemist1845 - 1925
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