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Across the continent by overland stage in 1865

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 501
Scope and Contents In this autographed reminiscence, Colfax describes his stagecoach trip from Missouri to California in 1865. It is likely he made the trip in his capacity as chair of the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Account includes his detailed observations regarding trail terrain, arable lands, mining, and the people he encountered. Colfax also indirectly considered the issue of the transcontinental railroad. He spent a few days in Salt Lake City and met Brigham Young, president of the Mormon...
Dates: 1865

Rosy Antle diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 919
Scope and Contents Photocopied from the typescript of Rosy's diary, this collection consists of a daily account of the affairs, difficulties, deaths, and friendships of the people in a wagon train during the 1860's. She is specific as to time and distance travelled, tolls paid for the passage of the wagon, the weather, and her health, commenting frequently about the heat and that she had a "sick headache."
Dates: 1865

W. S. Bowman photographs of Oregon

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 341
Scope and Contents Collection includes four photographs of the Pendleton, Oregon rodeo and its downtown.
Dates: 1890-1925

John Brown autobiography and four letters received

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 945
Scope and Contents Photocopy of Brown's autobiography. Also includes four original letters, one from Augusta Winters Grant, wife of Pres. Grant; and a Relief Society Financial Report for 1892.
Dates: 1892-1913

Cannon and Willis families papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2216
Overview Boxes 1 and 2 being mostly manuscript material and booklets (as well as a few photographs), and boxes 3-5 being diaries and a folder of photocopies from a scrapbook and an autobiography. Most the manuscript material is typescript in form, coming from various persons. Boxes 3, 4, and the first folder of 5 contain all 33 of Lucy Grant Cannon's diaries. Some of her diaries overlap, meaning she apparently kept, sometimes, two or even three diaries at the same time. Her last six diaries, black in...
Dates: 1891-2003

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 mentions...
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

Chester Coolidge letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2358
Scope and Contents Handwritten letters dated 6 May and 29 Oct. 1901 and addressed to the author's grandmother, Rebecca Atwood Wareham of Manti, Utah. The items were written La Grande, Oregon and deal largely with family matters.
Dates: 1901

Copley family papers

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 168
Scope and Contents Handwritten personal correspondence and printed business letters pertaining to silver mining in New Mexico (1861-1904), diary by Edward Copely about his journeys as a gold miner through Washington (1861), and genealogy of the Saunders, Little, and Abbott families. Also available are photographs of Edward and Susan Copely in the BYU Photo Archives.
Dates: 1847-1904

Crossing the plains with ox teams in 1862

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2203
Scope and Contents Typescript with handwritten corrections and photocopies of the item. Boquist writes of her journey from Mt. Sterling, Van Buren Co., Iowa to California in 1862. She travelled on the Oregon and California trails staying three days in Salt Lake City, Utah, "a beautiful little city." The local inhabitants came to buy what they had to sell at higher cost than the items were worth, and they were warned by a Mormon widow against the tyrannical rule of Brigham Young saying many "were kept there...
Dates: approximately 1900

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