William Christian Lobenstine Diaries
Scope and Contents
Collection contains 2 handwritten diaries that document Lobenstine's travel to the California gold fields, work as a miner, return to New York City via Panama, and journey to Kansas (1851-1858); microfilm copy of diaries.
Repository also has: extracts from the diary of William C. Lobenstine (C 978.045 L785ex).
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Biographical / Historical
William Christian Lobenstine (1831-1918) was born in Germany and emigrated to the U.S. in 1849. He traveled through the West by wagon train to California (1851) where he mined for gold (1852-1858). Lobenstine later settled in Leavenworth, Kan. and went into the leather business.
1 microfilm reels (35mm)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, James Clark Lobenstine (grandson)Chevy Chase, Md., 1960.
Portion of collection formerly cataloged as C MSS Mflm55.
- Diaries Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Diaries -- 19th century. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Lobenstine, William Christian, 1831-1918 -- Diaries.
- Microfilms Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Miners -- California -- Diaries -- 19th century. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Overland journeys to the Pacific -- History -- 19th century. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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