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Day, Alphonse B.


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Alphonse B. Day diaries

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230234285]
Identifier: MSS SC 159
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries in pencil with a typescript of the items. Day writes about his activities and experiences while emigrating to California using wagons pulled by oxen.

Dates: 1859-1860

Alphonse B. Day diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 658
Scope and Contents

Handwritten account of Day's overland journey from the Missouri River to Oregon in 1849. Diary primarily focuses on travelling conditions: grass, water, and condition of horse and ox teams. A number of companions died from cholera and mountain fever. Day intended to travel to California, but "as I think its impossible to go to California with a team," headed to Oregon instead.

Dates: 1849

Additional filters:

Cholera -- West (U.S.) 1
Expeditions and Adventure 1
Indians of North America 1
Oregon National Historic Trail 1
Overland Journeys to the Western United States 1