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Overland Journeys to the Western United States

Subject Source: Cclanarrow

Found in 207 Collections and/or Records:

Henry DeCamp deeds

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233244885]
Identifier: MSS SC 469
Scope and Contents

Printed deeds with ms. entries for tracts of land purchased by Henry DeCamp in LaPorte, Indiana, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Dubuque, Iowa.

Dates: 1837-1849

Theodore Bronson diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230327659]
Identifier: MSS SC 2838
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1880

Diary on Mormon overland travel

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233641742]
Identifier: MSS 8296
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1854 June-September

William Driver collection

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197231190528]
Identifier: MSS 2338

One scrapbook and one book of a diary by William Driver.

Dates: 1880-1899

John Druce diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230338136]
Identifier: MSS 950
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1842-1876

Dudley family correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 449
Scope and Contents

21 ALS's (plus typescripts of 11) referring to family matters, exhortations to join the Mormon Church, and descriptions of Nauvoo and settlement of Utah.

Dates: 1844-1897

Edwin R. Bird letters, 1855

Identifier: MSS 2628 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Series contains five letters by Bird to his sister in 1855. Letters describe his life and activities in California, as well as information about the Bird family.

Dates: 1855

Edwin R. Bird poetry, 1860, 1851

 Series — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 31197232569811], Folder: 3
Identifier: MSS 2628 Series 3
Scope and Contents

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."

Dates: 1860; 1851

Norma Elliott collection of Jefferson Hunt materials

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197232585312]
Identifier: MSS 8665
Content Description

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.

Dates: Approximately 1950-1985