Overland journeys to the Pacific
Found in 77 Collections and/or Records:
One handwritten autobiography by Chamberlin, one handwritten history of the early discoveries and settlement of California condensed from various authors, and miscellaneous items. Chamberlin talks about his youth, his various travels, and his encounters with Native Americans.
ALS to his mother in which Chandler tells of troop plans to set out for California during the wars with the Pacific Coast Indians. He describes his clothing, bedding, and tentative itinerary of the journey. The newspaper article announces the departure of the Third Regiment of Artillery for California.
Handwritten diary which describes Cook's journey overland from the Missouri River to California. Also describes the author's return by sea to New York, including a crossing by mule of the Isthmus of Panama. Also includes 4 pages of biographical information concerning Cook written in 1957 by Mary F. Owensby.
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.
A diary kept by Howard D. Williams containing a record of the events of a journey across the plains, made by himself and Clark D. Williams from Viroqua, Wisconsin, April 6, 1859 to North San Juan, California, August 12, 1859
Typescript of a diary which describes Williams' overland journey from Wisconsin to California, giving daily accounts of weather conditions, miles traveled, and towns visited.