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Bryan Dennis Diary

Identifier: M1793

Scope and Contents

Copy of transcript of diary kept by Dennis on his overland journey to California. Covers trip from Iowa City, Iowa to Black Fork, Wyoming. Transcript donated by Mattes as part of his research for Platte River Road Narratives. It was copied from transcript owned by Mrs. Helen Remley, Santa Fe, New Mexico.


  • April 15, 1850 - June 21, 1850


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The collection is open for research.


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1 envelope

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Merrill Mattes, 1988.


Repository also has Platte River Road Narratives (C917.8041 Almat).


Summarized in Platte River Road Narratives by Merrill Mattes. Typewritten copy was also donated to the Nebraska State Historical Society by Mr. Mattes.

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Repository Details

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

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