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William Jefferson Cook diary and biography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 150

Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary which describes Cook's journey overland from the Missouri River to California. Also describes the author's return by sea to New York, including a crossing by mule of the Isthmus of Panama. Also includes 4 pages of biographical information concerning Cook written in 1957 by Mary F. Owensby.

Dates

  • 1850-1852(bulk), 1850-1957 (inclusive)

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 William Jefferson Cook diary and biography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

William Jefferson Cook lived and traveled in the Western US.

Extent

107 p. (0.08 linear ft.)

Language

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Material is a photocopy.

Custodial History

Donated in 1974.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 1974.

Appraisal

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Title
Register of William Jefferson Cook diary and biography
Status
Completed
Author
Benjamin Sipes
Date
2010 June 15
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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