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Overland Journeys to the Western United States

Subject Source: Cclanarrow

Found in 207 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

Ebeneezer Emory Gore autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324037]
Identifier: MSS SC 2473
Scope and Contents Typewritten carbon copy of an autobiography with pencilled corrections composed in Lawrence, Kansas in 1904. Gore participated in an overland journey to Jacksonville, Oregon in 1852 and presents many insights into frontier and pioneer life. Gore was familiar with the Mormons in Kirtland, Ohio and in Nauvoo, Illinois. After the Mormons arrived in Kirtland, "the chicken-roosts suffered ... and the herds of stock frequently became reduced." When confronted the Mormons "would acknowledge the...
Dates: 1904

Thomas Green promissory note

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230309731]
Identifier: MSS SC 1144
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed financial note dated June 6, 1860. Green promises to pay George Q. Cannon $76.80 for "4 hand cart shares" and $58.41 for provisions after he arrives in Salt Lake City.

Dates: 1860 June 6

Minnie P. Grow letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232576519]
Identifier: MSS 8906
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a letter from Minnie to mother Grow, and another relative named Nell. Minnie writes about a trip she made from Sacramento, California to Salt Lake City, Utah. She writes that she went by railroad and describes the places in Salt Lake City that she saw. She mentions meeting the family of Brigham Young while in Utah. Included is a typed transcription of the letter. Dated June 20, 1871.

Dates: 1871 June 20

Peter O. Hansen diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230236553]
Identifier: MSS SC 220
Scope and Contents

Typescript copy of a first person account of overland travel from Iowa to Utah during spring and summer, 1849 with the Howard Egan Company of Wagons.

Dates: 1849

Edwin Harley diaries

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 597
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten diaries. Harley came to Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1848 and migrated to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1852. He settled in Nephi, Utah, where he was a farmer and served in numerous local positions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Harley writes about his daily activities often in short notes. Also included are financial records from 1846 to 1868.

Dates: 1846-1902

John A. Harry diaries

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230233923]
Identifier: MSS SC 116
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries containing entries concerning an overland journey from Tipton, Iowa, to Oregon. Describes Oregon City, Oregon, work for a lumber mill, travel on the Willamette River and daily life in Oregon City. The fourth diary covers a trip from March to July, 1862 to the Salmon River gold mines near Lewiston, Idaho.

Dates: 1851-1862, 1851-1853 (bulk)

Isaac Julian Harvey history

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230317072]
Identifier: MSS SC 1913
Scope and Contents

One typewritten and photocopied volume of recollections of a journey to California by Isaac Julin Harvey, two photocopied and handwritten letters to his wife Sarah M. Harvey, and miscellaneous items.

Dates: 1839-1928

Ezekiel W. Headley diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 163
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary with photocopies. Headley made the overland journey from Cincinnati, Ohio to California in 1849. Brief, frequent entries focus on distances traveled and camping locations. Headley also writes about the large number of deaths in his company and the many graves which he passed. Lists of the amount of gold dust which he dug in California, as well as expenses, are located in the second half of the diary. A copy of a poem and letter are located at the end.

Dates: 1852

Elizabeth Heath autobiography

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230350255]
Identifier: MSS 4166

Autobiography of Elizabeth Heath, an early member of the LDS church who immigrated from England to Utah, 1835-1922.

Dates: 1835-1922