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Journal of crossing the plains in 1850

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 108

Scope and Contents

Handwritten account of Keith's overland journey from St. Joseph, Missouri to Weaverville, California, in 1850. Keith paid a "Mr. Platner" to guide him and seventeen others to California. After being swindled and abandoned at Fort Laramie, Keith was furnished with provisions by the fort's commanding officer. The diary describes difficult travelling conditions, lack of feed and clean water for the company's animals, and problems with Indians. Keith also passed through Salt Lake City and gives a brief description.

Dates

  • 1850

Creator

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 Journal of crossing the plains in 1850 must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

American pioneer. Grain merchant from Indiana who retired in San Jose, California in 1891.

Extent

1 item (ca. 50 pages)

1 item (16 pages) + 2 typescript (22 pages)

Language

English

Custodial History

Donated in 1974.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 1974.

Appraisal

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy).

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcription available in Folder 3.

Title
Register of Journal of crossing the plains in 1850
Status
In Progress
Author
Elisa Visick
Date
2010 June 10
Description rules
Appm
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States