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W. H. Bayless Diary

Identifier: M1591

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a pocket diary of a journey from eastern Kan. to the Pikes Peak for gold during the spring and summer of 1860; includes some expense and work records. Collection also available on microfilm (C MSS Mflm209).


  • April 5, 1860-August 26, 1860

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Highland, Kan. resident.


1 envelope(s)

1 microfilm reel(s) (35mm)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Fred Rosenstock,1975.


Cited as "Bayliss, William" in Platte River Road Narratives by Merrill J. Mattes, Univeristy of Illinois Press, 1988.

Varying Form of Title

William Bayliss diary

Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

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