Overland journeys to the Pacific
Found in 77 Collections and/or Records:
Handwritten journal of Powel's overland journey from Illinois to Linn County, Oregon in 1851. Includes daybook of receipts and expenses and a record of marriages performed by Powel. Daily diary entries mostly deal with traveling conditions and the geography of the trail. Early entries mention passing through a Mormon settlement. Powel also briefly notes the death of his daughter, Therissa, from complications related to childbirth.
Handwritten records dated 1858 and 1859. These records include information of a company of emigrants from Nebraska City, Nebraska to Genoa, Utah and from Camp Floyd, Utah to Carson Valley, Nevada. Included are accounts of the travels, articles of incorporation, and notes on the meetings of the company. Also included are bound photocopies of the documents.
Salt desert trails : a history of the Hastings Cutoff and other early trails which crossed the Great Salt Desert seeking a shorter road to California
Galley proofs with handwritten corrections made in 1969.
Seven handwritten letters and typed copies of the items. Seawell writes to family members about his experiences moving to the West and his activities in various mining communities in California and Montana.