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Lizzie Alberta Merchant Ewing Diary

Identifier: M246

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a diary of a "westward trek, 1902" by covered wagon from Hermosa, S.D. to Davenport, Wash. Includes foreword and postscript written in 1958 to summarize events before and after journey.


  • June 16-August 25, 1902

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

Lizzie Alberta Merchant Ewing was the wife of S. D. farmer: Barton Ewing (1873-1961). Family traveled west to Wash. seeking better opportunities. The couple is buried in the West End Cemetery, Buhl, Twins Falls County, Idaho.


1 envelope(s) (26 pages, portraits)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Mrs. Leonard Cartee (daughter), Buhl, Idaho; no date.


Photocopy of typed transcript, 1958. Repository of original unknown.


Westward trek, 1902

Finding Aid for the Lizzie Alberta Merchant Ewing Diary.
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Repository Details

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

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