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Overland journeys to the Pacific -- 19th century.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Jacob Pindell Prickett Papers

Identifier: WH496
Scope and Contents

Collection contains a scrapbook with newspaper clippings of stories written by Prickett: one series recounts an overland trip to California (1854); also includes the series: "Early mining days in the gold fields of California." Both series written under the by-line: A Gold-seeker. Collection also available on microfilm (C MSS Mflm94).

Dates: 1904-1905

Nathan Updegraff Starr Memoir

Identifier: M2282
Scope and Contents The collection contains four handwritten chapters to a manuscript titled "An Overland Journey to California by the Southern Route in 1849" by Nathan Updegraff Starr (pen name "Argo Knott"). Written on the manuscript under Starr's name is a note indicating that he was "uncle of D. S. Griffin." It is believed the manuscript dates from around 1880, when Durward Starr Griffin (1863-1939), Starr's 15-year-old nephew, was staying with the family, as documented in the...
Dates: circa 1880

New York Tribune Scrapbook

Identifier: WH327
Scope and Contents

Collection contains a scrapbook of newspaper articles from the New York Tribune on various aspects of the U.S. westward movement during mid-19th century. Collection also available on microfilm (C MSS Mflm100).

Dates: 1841-1857

Pikes Peak Overland Gold Rush Diary

Identifier: C MSS -M1938
Scope and Contents

Original Diary of James Siddens contains details of Siddens trip to Pikes Peak in pencil and has entries covering: list of expenses, mileage and camp places as well as detailing of everyday life, and directions to Pikes Peak and the Gold Fields. Collection also available on microfilm (C MSS Mflm205).

Dates: 1859

Sarah Gilbert White Smith Diary

Identifier: M1628
Scope and Contents

Collection contains a copy of the journal of Mrs. Smith's journey with her husband (and others) from Springfield, Massachusetts. to Waiilatpu, Oregon Territory to join Marcus Whitman in his missionary work (1838-1839). Diary also available on microfilm (C MSS Mflm75).

Dates: March 10, 1838-September 14, 1839