Ezekiel W. Headley diary
Scope and Contents
Handwritten diary with photocopies. Headley made the overland journey from Cincinnati, Ohio to California in 1849. Brief, frequent entries focus on distances traveled and camping locations. Headley also writes about the large number of deaths in his company and the many graves which he passed. Lists of the amount of gold dust which he dug in California, as well as expenses, are located in the second half of the diary. A copy of a poem and letter are located at the end.
Conditions Governing Access
Original restricted due to poor condition. The photocopies and typescript are for patron use.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Ezekiel W. Headley diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
American pioneer, Ohio native and rancher, merchant, gold prospector, and restaurateur. Headley settled in Missouri in the 1860s.
1 v. (ca. 50 p.)
Language of Materials
Donated in 1974.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Existence and Location of Copies
Photocopy of original available in Folder 2. Transcription available in Folder 3.
- Register of Ezekiel W. Headley diary
- Elisa Visick
- 2010 June 16
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.