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Stillman Churchill diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 663
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries describing the overland journey from Lowell, Massachusetts to Deer Creek, Wyoming in 1849. Volume 2 concludes Churchill's journey to California. Churchill traveled with the Sagamore and California Mining and Trading Company. After its dissolution in late June, it is likely that the author joined the Oskaloosa Company. Churchill wrote detailed entries about company politics and disagreements, and also described other companies and emigrants he met on the trail. Diary...
Dates: 1849

Gordon C. Cone diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 661
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary of Cone's overland journey by ox team from Waukesha, Wisconsin to California in 1849. Cone is a descriptive writer and proud to record "only facts." Diary describes traveling conditions, encounters with Indians, cholera outbreaks, fellow travelers, and government assistance at the end of the trail. Cone also spent time in Salt Lake City and wrote about his unfavorable impressions. After arriving at California, Cone made several trips to Sacramento. Life in California was...
Dates: 1849-1850

William Horne Dame diaries

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 820
Scope and Contents

Typewritten copies of personal diaries by Dame, kept from 1854 to 1855. Entries are short and mainly relate to Dame's various activities. Also included is the "Journal of Southern Exploring Company," an expedition led by Dame to areas of Iron County, Utah, to find suitable locations for Mormon settlements in 1858. Diary lists the members of the expedition. Dame describes the activities of the group including the surveying of lots and the planting of crops.

Dates: 1854-1858

Alphonse B. Day diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 658
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.

Dates: 1849

William D. Grantham diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 666
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary (64 pages) of Grantham's overland journey from Missouri to Goose Creek, Utah, in 1850 by ox and horse team. Grantham mainly writes about the geography of the trail and daily camp locations. A member of the company died near the Bear River, and Grantham notes the graves he passed. His company also traded with a group of Indians. The diary describes crossing the Platte and Sweetwater Rivers and details the daily routine of overland travel. Includes transcript. Diary is dated...
Dates: 1850

William Henry Hart diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1411
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries with typescripts in four volumes. Volume 1 concerns Hart's overland journey by ox team from Quincy, Illinois to the Humboldt Valley, Nevada, in 1852. Hart is an insightful and descriptive diarist. He writes about cooking and commerce on the plains, encounters with Indians, and dissatisfaction in his company. Hart mentions a handful of deaths from cholera and includes a moving description of one funeral. He also gives a festive account of his company's celebration of the...
Dates: 1852-1888

Paul A. E. Henning papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 300
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, diaries, manuscripts of writings, and notes on hieroglyphics and other archaeological studies. Also included are photographs pertaining to Mexico and to Central American Indian civilizations, especially those of the Aztec and Maya Indians. The materials include information on Indian myths and legends.

Dates: 1600-1924

John Taylor Hughes diaries

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 235
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries in pencil and ink kept from 17 Aug. 1846 to 1 May 1847. Hughes writes about the "Doniphan Expedition" into New Mexico. The item was published in Willima E. Connelley's "Doniphan's Expedition" in 1907.

Dates: 1846-1847

Albert R. Lyman journals

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1425
Scope and Contents

Collection includes two sequences of daily journals, his Journal and his Thots as well as an autobiography to 1946.

Dates: 1893-1973

Lois W. McIntyre travel journal

Identifier: MSS 9106
Scope and Contents

Contains Lois W. McIntyre's travel journal and hotel stationary notes documenting her vacation to Honolulu, Hawaii; Wake Island; Manila; Singapore; Bangkok; Hong Kong; and Tokyo. In her journal, she summarizes daily travel itineraries and comments more particularly on flora, dress, and cuisine of each destination she visits. McIntyre makes reference to the construction of the "Mormon University" in Hawaii. Dated 1958 July-August.

Dates: 1958 July-August

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