Overland Journeys to the Western United States
Found in 207 Collections and/or Records:
William Clarke, Independence, Missouri, letter to Morris L. Hallowell and Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1850 May 21
A handwritten letter from William Clarke, in Independence, Missouri, to his creditors at Morris L. Hallowell and Co., in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. William Clarke is informing them of his decision to travel to "the Mormon Settlement at Salt Lake" to sell his stock of goods. He adds that he has formed a partnership with a Mr. Packard and a Mr. James for the purpose. Dated May 21, 1850.
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.
Photocopies of a typewritten autobiography. Cazier was born in Ordham County, Kentucky. His family moved to Illinois in 1841 where he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1845. He later moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, to Council Bluffs, Iowa, and to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1850. He settled at Nephi, Utah, in 1851 and later married polygamously. Cazier also writes about his family life.
Biographical and autobiographical sketches of members of the Holt and Cottam families. Tells briefly of their lives, families, conversions to Mormonism, travels, immigration to Utah, and life in colonizing the area.