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Walker, William, 1824-1860



  • Existence: 1824 - 1860

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

The gold rush in 1849

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230234665]
Identifier: MSS SC 138
Scope and Contents

Typewritten retrospective account of Brady's overland journey from St. Louis, Missouri to Sacramento, California with his father and brother, John, his experiences with gold mining, and his steamship trip back to Missouri via Nicaraqua. He includes comments about the Donner Party and William Walker in Nicaragua.

Dates: 1914

William Henry Hart diaries

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197232483005]
Identifier: MSS 1411
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries with typescripts in four volumes. Volume 1 concerns Hart's overland journey by ox team from Quincy, Illinois to the Humboldt Valley, Nevada, in 1852. Hart is an insightful and descriptive diarist. He writes about cooking and commerce on the plains, encounters with Indians, and dissatisfaction in his company. Hart mentions a handful of deaths from cholera and includes a moving description of one funeral. He also gives a festive account of his company's celebration of the...
Dates: 1852-1888

In discussion of the Walker-Paulding Resolutions

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232489119]
Identifier: MSS 887
Scope and Contents

Handwritten copy of a speech delivered "In Senate" on 1 Feb. 1858 as part of a discussion relating to the "Walker-Paulding Resolutions in relation to Nicaragua." Britton talks about the relationship of the United States to Nicaragua. The issue appears to relate to William Walker's attempt to seize Nicaragua.

Dates: 1858

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Diaries 2
Immigration and American Expansion 2
Overland journeys to the Pacific 2
California -- History -- 19th century 1
Correspondence 1