Overland journeys to the Pacific -- History
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
John Ball papers
William F. Carter journal
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.
Crossing the plains with ox teams in 1862
Alphonse B. Day diaries
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.
Addison Everett diary
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.
John Boylston Fairbanks diary
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.
Howard C. Gardiner papers
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."
Ebeneezer Emory Gore autobiography
John S. Higbee diary
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.
Luke S. Johnson diary
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."