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Sacramento (Calif.) -- History

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

A. Jackson Best letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 143
Scope and Contents

ALS's written to Best's brother which describe Chimney Rock, Nebraska and experiences with buffalo. Most of the remaining letters are to Best's wife, Ann, and their children telling of his life and work in Sacramento and Petaluma, California as a rancher and bricklayer. Also includes an example of a Gregory's Express Pocket Letter Book and an 1850 November 5 letter from Augustus Best to A. Jackson Best.

Dates: 1850-1855

Biography of Alley Stephen Rose

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230233584]
Identifier: MSS SC 26
Scope and Contents

Typewritten biography of Rose which includes excerpts from his journal telling of his early life in the Midwest, his trek across the Plains to Utah, and his settlement in Farmington, Utah. It also gives details of his travels in later life and his various callings in the Latter-day Saint Church.

Dates: approximately 1900-1973

Augustus Britten diaries and letter

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 142
Scope and Contents

Three holograph diaries containing brief accounts of the weather, mining activities in Nevada and daily life in Sacramento and Placerville, California. Also includes a pictorial letter dated 1854 October 29, Sacramento, California to his sister Caroline G. (Britten) containing accounts of teaching and church experiences.

Dates: 1854-1855

Henry Strong Huntington journals, 1856-1875

Identifier: MSS SC 335 Series 1
Scope and Contents note

Henry Strong Huntington's journals.

Dates: Other: 1856-1875

Henry Strong Huntington personal papers, 1827-1971, bulk: 1851-1877

Identifier: MSS SC 335 Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Henry Strong Huntington's personal papers. Includes primarily correspondence, speeches and sermons, newspaperclippings, and ephemera. Most materials date from 1851-1877. One clipping is for a family reunion in 1971. Also includes an 1827 diary from Henry Smith detailing journeys around New England as a minister, as well as some family happenings. Dated 1827-1971.

Dates: Other: 1827-1971; Majority of material found within 1851-1877

Henry Strong Huntington papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 335
Scope and Contents note This collection contains the papers of Henry Strong Huntington, a Presbyterian minister. Materials include diaries, personal effects, correspondence, speeches given by Henry Huntington, and four photographs. Materials relate mostly to Huntington's work in the ministry in New York and California. They chronicle his family life, missionary work and work as a clergyman, and important historical events of which he became aware. Also includes a diary by Henry Smith related to his journeys around...
Dates: 1827-1877; Majority of material found within 1851-1877

Journey across the Sierra Nevadas

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230335306]
Identifier: MSS SC 3323
Scope and Contents

The author of the account was 11 1/2 years old when he made the journey from Sacramento, California, to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1860. He apparently recorded this event later in life. He uses fictional names and never identified himself or his family's name. An older couple decided they wanted to go to Utah at the last minute, and because his family's wagon was the lightest, they took the older couple with them. Along the way, they encountered a few difficulties and the old lady died.

Dates: 1960