Overland Journeys to the Western United States
Found in 207 Collections and/or Records:
Handwritten diary. Bronson writes about his journey by train across the United States with Morris K. Jesup, the sponsor and member of the trip. He describes the lands which he saw and gives his impression of Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Mormons he met there. Bronson also writes about his stay in San Francisco, California, including visits to various buildings and an opium den.
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.
Transcription of a diary by an unidentified Mormon pioneer describing an overland journey from Missouri to Utah. Author may have been part of the James Brown Company, and includes mention of a Danish company that may be the Hans Peter Olsen Company. Journal is dated June-September 1854. Transcription is dated 1990. Includes a copy of Emily Christiansen's original transcription dated 1960.
Photocopy of a handwritten diary. Druce was born in England; was apprenticed as a baker in London in the 1830s; moved to Manchester; joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1842; migrated to the United States in 1846; worked as an engraver in New York State; migrated to Utah in 1861; settled in Salt Lake City, Utah; and served on a mission for the Church in the Eastern States in 1876.
Series contains poems and short essays written by Bird in a bound notebook. Representative titles include: "America;" "The West and Its Resources;" "Autumn;" "The Ocean;" "The Mountains Song;" "The Origin of the Harp;" "Speed Away;" "Good News from Home;" "Temperance Song;" "The Old Time Tree;" "Two on Earth and Two in Heaven;" and "I Cannot Call Her Mother."
The collection contains biographical sketches of Hunt, along with the research materials that lead to them; genealogy research notes, and Mormon Battallion research and stories. Materials dated approximately 1950 - approximately 1985.