Pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Diaries
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Handwritten diary with photocopies. Headley made the overland journey from Cincinnati, Ohio to California in 1849. Brief, frequent entries focus on distances traveled and camping locations. Headley also writes about the large number of deaths in his company and the many graves which he passed. Lists of the amount of gold dust which he dug in California, as well as expenses, are located in the second half of the diary. A copy of a poem and letter are located at the end.
Handwritten diary by an unknown person. The item tells of the author's overland journey with the Anknin Company from St. Joseph, Missouri to Fort Kearny, Nebraska in 1849 by mule train. The author gives detailed information about the rigors of camp life, and entries in general are long and descriptive. The Anknin Company explored an abandoned Pawnee village and was also visited by a war party of 300 Dakota Indians, with whom they traded food for moccasins and buffalo robes.