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Spooner, Elijah Allen, 1811-1879



  • Existence: 1811 - 1879

biographical statement

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Elijah Allen Spooner photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 671
Scope and Contents

Contains copy prints, and corresponding negatives, of photographs of men. Dated approximately 1850-1900.

Dates: approximately 1850-1900

Elijah Allen Spooner letters and diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 662
Scope and Contents Overland diary and fifteen handwritten letters. Most of the letters are addressed to Spooner's wife and were written while on the overland journey by ox team from Adrian, Michigan to Sacramento, California in 1849. Spooner writes of encounters with Indians, buffalo hunting, distaste for Sunday travel, a handful of deaths within his company, and travelling conditions. Spooner also mentions his religious faith in most of the letters. Spooner stopped in Salt Lake City and gives a brief...
Dates: 1849-1850

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California National Historic Trail 1
Copy prints 1
Correspondence 1
Diaries 1
Gold miners -- California -- Diaries 1