William Jefferson Cook diary and biography
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.
- 1850-1852(bulk), 1850-1957 (inclusive)
- Cook, William Jefferson (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 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.
107 p. (0.08 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Material is a photocopy.
Donated in 1974.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
- Register of William Jefferson Cook diary and biography
- Benjamin Sipes
- 2010 June 15
- 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.