Sacramento (Calif.) -- History
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.