Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Collection contains a diary about the overland trip by wagon train from Ind. to Calif. along the Oregon/California trail (1849).
Typed transcript of journal written April 18 to September 12, 1852, describing travel from Iowa to California. Gives information on weather conditions, Native American tribes and encounters with wild animals.Travelers average 20 miles a day.
Copy of transcript of diary kept by Dennis on his overland journey to California. Covers trip from Iowa City, Iowa to Black Fork, Wyoming. Transcript donated by Mattes as part of his research for Platte River Road Narratives. It was copied from transcript owned by Mrs. Helen Remley, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Collection contains a diary documenting Hinman's overland journey from near Peoria, Ill. to Cali. (1849) with a few entries on prospecting for gold (1850); also records of expenses (1849-1851); diary was also used by Hinman's daughter, Helen "Nellie" Whitcomb Hinman (1844-1920) for German school exercises (1862); microfilm (Mflm44) contains diary as well as a few letters from Hinman to his wife, Sarah Hosley Whitcomb Hinman (1816-1877).
Collection contains a diary describing an overland journey from Jefferson County, Wisconsin to Fort Vancouver, Washington.
Diary of an overland trip from Philadelphia, Penn. to California and back. Visited Illinois, Wyoming, Utah, California, and Colorado. Describes in detail the sites visited, hotels, and events. Kept track of mileage traveled by various means of transportation.
Collection contains a typewritten manuscript and corrected galley proof. Vol. 3 includes: Diary of Sarah White Smith, letters of Asa B. Smith, and other documents relating to the 1838 reenforcement to the Oregon Mission. Publication of Mrs. Smith's diary based on a transcription in Denver Public Library.
Typed transcript of diary entries. End of diary (Oct. 1864-Aug. 1865) briefly describes efforts to find work in San Francisco Bay region.
Handwritten letters by Denning to his family during overland trip from Pittsburgh to California; includes description of trip to Estes Park, Colorado.
Collection contains copies of letters written to family while traveling to Ore.; includes family genealogy and article about trip.
Collection contains letter from Tate, Saline County, Mo. to Jacob VanLear, Stanton, Va. written en route to California during gold rush. Mailed from Dover, Mo., Apr. 19, 1849.
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.
Collection contains notes for a talk given by Moore on May 12, 1915; include reminiscences of his childhood and especially of his trip from Wis. to the Mont. gold fields (Bannack City and Virginia City) 1863. Subsequently traveled on to Washington (Walla Walla) 1864-1868. Fall of 1868 returned home via Panama; returned to Walla Walla 1869.
Diary of 1862 journey by horse-drawn wagons from Garden Grove, Iowa to Auburn City, Or. via the South Platte route and Sublette's cut-off. Transcript has title: Travels on the Plains in eighteen sixty-two.
The papers include a typescript of 9 letters written by O.F. Davenport to his father between May 12, 1850 and October 5, 1851. The letters detail his journey from Georgia to the California gold fields and give a first hand account of mining life.
Collection also available on microfilm: Mflm 199.
The collection contains a diary of journey from Dubuque, Iowa to Volcano, California from 1852. Kept by Thomas Brinley Rickey and Cordellia (or Cordeloa) Ann Rickey Bradley. Also typed transcript (195-?) by Edna Clingan Hanson and Bernice Bostick Hoover. Caption title of transcript: Rickey diary of crossing the Plains, 1852.
Description of overland jorney made by Israel Jared and others from Warren County, Ill. to Hangtown (now Placerville), Calif. in 1852. Description and other biographical material compiled by his granddaughter.
Describes travels from Cheyenne, Wyoming in winter, 1876 to Nevada including the countryside, encounters with various tribes, and animals. Original and copy.