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Mrs. George McGrew Diary

Identifier: WH133

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a pocket diary with bound transcription copy of a trip from Kalamazoo, Mich. to Placerville, Calif. (April-October 1854) Travel was from Chicago and St. Louis; overland by wagon via Fort Laramie, Fort Bridger, Salt Lake, Potter's Station, Sacramento. Collection also available on microfilm (C MSS Mflm192).


  • April 19-October 27, 1854.

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

George McGrew may have been George Washington McGrew who was born in Ohio in 1815 and died in Santa Clara County, California in the 1890s. His wife was Mrs. Matilda E. McGrew (1829-1908).


1 Boxes (.25 linear feet)

1 microfilm reels (35mm) (Mflm 192)

Custodial History

"This diary was found among my effects in the fall of 1932."--Typed transcript signed: Warren A. Haggott, Feb. 28, 1933.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Unknown donor; no date.


Collection contains microfilm Mflm 192.


Microfilm reel also contains: J. E. Thomas letters (WH1710; Mflm190; RL1), Manning C. Hollowell letters (WH1700; Mflm191; RL1); Anselm Holcomb Barker papers (WH480; Mflm193; RL1), Joseph G. Brown papers (WH52; Mlfm194; RL1).


Attribution of authorship made by a former owner of diary, W.A. Haggott.

Finding Aid for the Mrs. George McGrew Diary
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

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

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