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Overland Journeys to the Western United States

Subject Source: Cclanarrow

Found in 207 Collections and/or Records:

William Clark letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227613921]
Identifier: MSS SC 645
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter to acquire three quarts of whiskey "for the use of the Chickasaw Indians."

Dates: 1794

William Clarke, Independence, Missouri, letter to Morris L. Hallowell and Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1850 May 21

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239248385]
Identifier: MSS 9145
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1850 May 21

John F. Cobbey papers

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 158
Scope and Contents Handwritten journal of Cobbey's overland journey from St. Joseph, Missouri to Cold Springs, California in 1850. Occasionally poetic, Cobbey describes buffalo, Indian villages he visited, and bouts of mountain fever in the company. Diary is very descriptive about the geography and nature of the trail. Cobbey had limited success mining and gives a brief description of conditions in California. Journal includes an essay written by Cobbey in 1852 for Walnut Grove Academy (now Eureka College)....
Dates: 1850-1951

Daniel Colvin letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230344639]
Identifier: MSS 6040

Collection includes one letter written in 1839 by Daniel Colvin to Meeker W. Denny.

Dates: 1839

William Jefferson Cook diary and biography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230234574]
Identifier: MSS SC 150
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1850-1852(bulk), 1850-1957 (inclusive)

A copy of the sketch of the life of David Cazier as written by himself dated Nephi, Utah

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232491198]
Identifier: MSS 666
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1913

Cottam family family histories

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230241959]
Identifier: MSS SC 500
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1972

Crossing the plains with ox teams in 1862

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230320464]
Identifier: MSS SC 2203
Scope and Contents Typescript with handwritten corrections and photocopies of the item. Boquist writes of her journey from Mt. Sterling, Van Buren Co., Iowa to California in 1862. She travelled on the Oregon and California trails staying three days in Salt Lake City, Utah, "a beautiful little city." The local inhabitants came to buy what they had to sell at higher cost than the items were worth, and they were warned by a Mormon widow against the tyrannical rule of Brigham Young saying many "were kept there...
Dates: approximately 1900

Daughters of Utah Pioneers scrapbooks

 Collection — Oversize 1: [Barcode: 31197232478104]
Identifier: MSS 6214

Three scrapbooks of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, dated 1948-1950, 1942-1944, and 1947 for the Utah Centennial, 1847-1947.

Dates: 1942-1950

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