Overland journeys to the Pacific
Found in 77 Collections and/or Records:
Handwritten autobiographical materials. Snow writes about his early life in Vermont, conversion to the Mormon Church, and missionary work. Some genealogy and patriarchal blessings are included. Snow made the overland journey by ox team from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Salt Lake City in 1850. He writes of numerous deaths from cholera, problems with company discipline, and travelling conditions.
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.
Journal by Brown writing about his ancestors, family history, and his own personal history. Materials also include a digital record of the journals. Entries date from around 1860.
Handwritten and signed letters, probably written about 1904, and addressed to Frank A. Root. Buckingham apparently writes to Root in answer to a request. Buckingham tells about his overland journey from Lake Erie to California in 1850 and 1851. He also spend "a few weeks among the saints" (Mormons) of Utah.