Abner Blackburn diary
Scope and Contents
Typescript of diary which gives accounts of the Mormon experiences in Missouri, frontier and pioneer life, Indian customs and warfare, and gold-digging during the California gold rush of 1849.
- Blackburn, Abner, 1827-1904 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Abner Blackburn diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Biographical / Historical
Early Mormon pioneer, soldier of the Mormon Battalion, trapper, trader, and miner.
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Existence and Location of Originals
Original at the Nevada Historical Society.
- California -- Gold discoveries
- Frontier and pioneer life
- Haun's Mill Massacre, Mo., 1838
- Immigration and American Expansion
- Indians -- Warfare
- Indians of North America -- Anecdotes
- Indians of North America -- Rites and ceremonies
- Indians of North America -- Social Life and Customs
- Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
- Mormon pioneers
- Mormons -- Missouri
- Overland journeys to the Pacific
- United States. Army. Mormon Battalion
- Register of Abner Blackburn diary
- In Progress
- 2010 May 17
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.