Reference numberMS/373/1/80
TitleLetter from Thomas Edward Thorpe, on the train between Ogden, Utah and Green River, Wyoming, to 'Dear Pern' [Caroline Emma Thorpe]
Date25 August 1878
DescriptionDescribes the end of his stay in Salt Lake City, with a visit to [William] 'Bill' Jennings, originally from Warwickshire and now 'one of Utah's merchant princes'. States that Jennings was formerly a polygamist. Also notes a tour of the University of Deseret [University of Utah] and a visit to the local playhouse to see a version of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'. Contrasts with the Denver Theatre, where one of the leading ladies 'seated herself on Schuster's knee & guessed she'd take an iced lemonade & a cigar'. Descriptions of Ogden and Green River and his future itinery via Grand Island in Nebraska, Omaha, Chicago and Pittsburgh to the East.
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NA7855Thorpe; Sir; Thomas Edward (1845 - 1925); chemist1845 - 1925
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