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Edwin R. Bird diary

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS2628_F1
Image of Edwin R. Bird diary
Image of Edwin R. Bird diary

Language of Materials


General Note

In a single volume, with blue wove paper ( [73] p. ; 21 x 25 cm.)

Scope and Contents note

Series contains a diary written by Bird, documenting his overland journey to California from April 10, 1854 to July 4, 1854. Diary includes a one paragraph introduction to his sister, Julia Bird Talbot, dated August 5, 185[5]. The text documents Bird's travels from Naperville, Illinois, to Bear River, Wyoming. Although Bird completed the overland journey to California, the diary ends July 4, 1855 with his description of the Bear River region. Included in the Bird diary are descriptions of the weather, trailside graves, Native Americans, life on the trail, military forts, trading posts, and natural features, including Independence Rock.

General Note


General Note

Encapsulated by the donor and string bound.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States