Alphonse B. Day diary
Scope and Contents
Handwritten account of Day's overland journey from the Missouri River to Oregon in 1849. Diary primarily focuses on travelling conditions: grass, water, and condition of horse and ox teams. A number of companions died from cholera and mountain fever. Day intended to travel to California, but "as I think its impossible to go to California with a team," headed to Oregon instead.
- Day, Alphonse B. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Originals restricted. Transcription available for public use.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Alphonse B. Day diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Biographical / Historical
Pioneer in 1849.
2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcription of original available in folder 2.
- Cholera -- West (U.S.)
- Day, Alphonse B. -- Diaries
- Expeditions and Adventure
- Immigration and American Expansion
- Indians of North America
- Oregon National Historic Trail
- Overland journeys to the Pacific
- Platte River (Neb.)
- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
- Wyoming -- Description and travel
- Register of Alphonse B. Day diary
- Under Revision
- Leslie Evens
- 2011 December 9
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.