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Overland journeys to the Pacific -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

John Ball papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1741
Scope and Contents Handwritten correspondence, diaries, ledgers, newspaper and magazine articles, accounts of travels, legal documents, and miscellaneous items. The correspondence deals largely with Ball's explorations and with family matters. The materials document Ball's explorations in the American Northwest with Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth in 1832, his visit to Hawaii in 1833, and his explorations in Michigan. The collection also relates to Ball's activities as a lawyer and as a politician in Michigan. Ball...
Dates: 1819-1932

William F. Carter journal

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225538054]
Identifier: MSS 3092
Scope and Contents

Typescript of William Carter's mission journal to East India. Relates his call, his journey from Utah to California, his ocean voyage to India, and his missionary labors in Dinapore and Calcutta. Also describes homeward journey via Boston, Mass.

Dates: 1852 October-1853 December

Crossing the plains with ox teams in 1862

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230320464]
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

Alphonse B. Day diaries

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230234285]
Identifier: MSS SC 159
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries in pencil with a typescript of the items. Day writes about his activities and experiences while emigrating to California using wagons pulled by oxen.

Dates: 1859-1860

Addison Everett diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230336080]
Identifier: MSS 1054
Scope and Contents

Typescript of a diary covering the time from 13 to 26 April 1847. Everett was a driver of Brigham Young's ox team. He writes about the organization of the first Mormon migrant company to come to Utah.

Dates: 1847

John Boylston Fairbanks diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227606370]
Identifier: MSS 3887
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of diary of John B. Fairbanks, covering the period between 1846 and 1847. Describes the Mormon evacuation of Nauvoo, Illinois, and the journey to the Salt Lake Valley. Includes financial transactions, genealogical information, a daily record of farm work, an account of family events, and other information.

Dates: 1846-1847

Howard C. Gardiner papers

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 181
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, handwritten book drafts, ledgers, an article, and sermons by John David Gardiner, Howard's father. The drafts relate to Howard Gardiner's book "The Story of a California Pioneer," later published as "In Pursuit of the Golden Dream."

Dates: 1814-1896

Ebeneezer Emory Gore autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324037]
Identifier: MSS SC 2473
Scope and Contents Typewritten carbon copy of an autobiography with pencilled corrections composed in Lawrence, Kansas in 1904. Gore participated in an overland journey to Jacksonville, Oregon in 1852 and presents many insights into frontier and pioneer life. Gore was familiar with the Mormons in Kirtland, Ohio and in Nauvoo, Illinois. After the Mormons arrived in Kirtland, "the chicken-roosts suffered ... and the herds of stock frequently became reduced." When confronted the Mormons "would acknowledge the...
Dates: 1904

John S. Higbee diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230336072]
Identifier: MSS 1055
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of typewritten excerpts from a diary. The diary covers the time from 9 April to 1 July 1847. Higbee migrated with Brigham Young's company as far as the "upper" Platte River.

Dates: 1847

Luke S. Johnson diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230336098]
Identifier: MSS 1053
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typescript of a diary. The item was kept from 7 April to 29 July 1847 while the author accompanied the first group of Mormon migrants coming to Utah. The authorship is uncertain. It was written by "one of Luke S. Johnson's Ten."

Dates: 1847