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Thomas Brinley Rickey Diary

Identifier: M657

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a diary of journey from Dubuque, Iowa to Volcano, California from 1852. Kept by Thomas Brinley Rickey and Cordellia (or Cordeloa) Ann Rickey Bradley. Also typed transcript (195-?) by Edna Clingan Hanson and Bernice Bostick Hoover. Caption title of transcript: Rickey diary of crossing the Plains, 1852.


  • February 23-August 20, 1852

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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1 envelope(s) (1 volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Edna C. Hanson, undated.


Photocopy (enlarged negative) of original in possession of Mrs. Olive E. Hogle Hergesheimer, Van Nuys, Calif.

Description rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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