Route from Liverpool to Great Salt Lake Valley

Route from Liverpool to Great Salt Lake Valley

Route from Liverpool to Great Salt Lake Valley

Route from Liverpool to Great Salt Lake Valley

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The following Work was originated in 1853, by a desire on the part of many of the Latter-day Saints to possess a collection of engravings of the most notable places on the Route between Liverpool and Great Salt Lake City.

To gratify this desire, Mr. Piercy and Elder S. W. Richards, then the publisher of the L. D. Saints' Works in this country, entered into arrangements for the publication of such a collection, and the former made a journey to G. S. L. City and back to obtain original sketches. The Artist could not pass within so short a distance of Nauvoo and Carthage, places of undying interest, and not visit them. Hence we have the views and portraits taken there. These necessitated the introduction of the portraits of Willard Richards and John Taylor, and on arriving in G. S. L. City, the Artist was kindly favoured by President Young with his portrait for publication also.

On Mr. Piercy's return to England, the collection made had far exceeded the original design, but it then seemed imperfect without the portraits of President [Heber C.] Kimball and the Patriarch, Father John Smith, both of which were obtained. After the demise of President W. Richards and Father John Smith, portraits of their successors, Jedediah M. Grant and John Smith, were procured from G. S. L. City.

Having obtained the sketches, it was determined to publish them with the Artist's narrative of the journey, and entitle the Work "Route from Liverpool to Great Salt Lake Valley." At this stage it was placed in our hands to edit, and in order to render it not only ornamental and interesting, but really useful, it was arranged that notes should be written upon the respective States and Territories through which the Route lay, and upon the Cities and points of greatest attraction touched at, and be introduced with the narrative; also, that a Map showing the overland portion of the Route, with Utah Territory, should be constructed and accompany the Work. The Artist's visit to Nauvoo and Carthage likewise enabled us to . . .

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