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California -- Description and travel

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

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

James A. Baudle diary and an account book

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 156
Scope and Contents

Handwritten volume and photocopies of the materials. Baudle writes about his journey from Illinois to California in 1849. It also includes the author's financial ledger covering the years 1847 to 1871. The collection includes a photograph of Baudle taken in 1907.

Dates: 1847-1907

William Jefferson Cook diary and biography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230234574]
Identifier: MSS SC 150
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary which describes Cook's journey overland from the Missouri River to California. Also describes the author's return by sea to New York, including a crossing by mule of the Isthmus of Panama. Also includes 4 pages of biographical information concerning Cook written in 1957 by Mary F. Owensby.

Dates: 1850-1852(bulk), 1850-1957 (inclusive)

C. Sherwood Kellogg papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 409
Scope and Contents

Two holograph diaries describing ship travel from New York to California and work in California for the Yankee Jim Lumber Company; an 1854 account book for the same lumber company; ten sight drafts; a complaint by Kellogg against "Brother Houts;" an envelope franked by Truman Smith, a U.S. Representative in Congress, addressed to C.S. Kellogg, enclosing a printed copy of an 1848 speech by Smith in the House describing American involvement of the Mexican War.

Dates: 1853-1856

L. H. McCullough diaries

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230306364]
Identifier: MSS SC 874
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a diary kept in a notebook. One section of the journal covers the years 1885-1886 when McCullough traveled to California to work. The remaining section covers the years 1895-1896. At this time McCullough was active in the Mormon Church. He visited local Mormon wards and branches and held meetings relating to the Sunday School.

Dates: 1885-1896, bulk 1895-1896

Mattie Sparks Nutter and Zina Robinson Nutter Smith photograph albums

Identifier: MSS 9459
Scope and Contents

Three photograph albums, containing black and white photographs dated 1919-1941, as well as some ephemera. One album was created by Zina Robinson Nutter Smith, and depicts family life in Utah, a second album was collected by Mattie Sparks Nutter, containing family portraits and photographs depicting daily family life and travel in California. A third album in the collection is attributed to both Mattie and Zina.

Dates: 1919-1941

A ramble over the American Sierra Nevada

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230320258]
Identifier: MSS SC 2218
Scope and Contents

Handwritten copy of an article originially published in the "Good Words and Sunday Magazine" pages 626 to 629 in October 1862. The item was hand copied by H. H. Evans in 1926. Pawling writes about his travels in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Also includes a photocopy of the item.

Dates: 1862

Reminiscence of 1861-1865

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230235886]
Identifier: MSS SC 202
Scope and Contents

Typescript (carbon copy) of a journal of a trip from Illinois to California in 1860. Tells of Ayer's experiences in the mines of Nevada, enlistment in the U.S. Cavalry, maneuvers in California, Arizona, New Mexico and northern Mexico, resignation in 1864, and later responsibility for Ayer Library at the Newberry Library.

Dates: 1918

C. R. Savage diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1424
Scope and Contents

The diaries contain notes and comments on business, descriptions of many journeys around the West and commentaries on the religious and social life of the period.

Dates: 1855-1909