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To Utah--By Hand

Identifier: M55

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a diary (Apr. 12-Sept. 21, 1856) of a journey from Dublin, Ireland to Salt Lake City, Utah. Overland from Iowa City, Iowa to Utah by handcart.


  • circa 1937

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

Twiss Berningnham was born on October 20, 1829 in Ireland. Immigrated to United States in 1856. Converted to Mormonism. Died on February 24, 1899.


1 envelope(s) (2 items)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, John R. Bermingham, 1999.

Existence and Location of Copies

Repository also has as published in: The Handcart trail. [S.l. : E.M. Wakefield, c1949].


Typed transcript of a diary, taken from an article in American Legion magazine, July 1937. Photocopy of handwritten diary. Original diary at that time was in possession of author's grandson, Rutledge Bermingham Barry of New York City.

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Repository Details

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

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