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Overland journeys to the Pacific

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 76 Collections and/or Records:

Isaac Julian Harvey history

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230317072]
Identifier: MSS SC 1913
Scope and Contents

One typewritten and photocopied volume of recollections of a journey to California by Isaac Julin Harvey, two photocopied and handwritten letters to his wife Sarah M. Harvey, and miscellaneous items.

Dates: 1839-1928

Joseph Leland Heywood diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 179
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries for the years 1856 and 1857. In volume 1, Heywood traveled to California on government business. He left Salt Lake City for Washington, D.C. on 22 April 1866 and gives a short description of the overland journey to Atchison, Kansas. The remainder of the volume discusses political troubles in Washington, D.C. In volume 2, after resolving his affairs in Washington, D.C. and visiting family in Massachusetts, Heywood returned to Utah via St. Louis and Independence, Missouri....
Dates: 1855-1856

Minerva Wade Hickman autobiography

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231190452]
Identifier: MSS SC 2314
Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography. Hickman writes about her experiences in migrating to Utah in the 1840s and in settling in that state. She also includes "a list of names of Births since I came to North Ogden" in which she lists the name and sex of each child born in that community. Also included are genealogies of Hickman and Wade family members.

Dates: 1867-1901

Oliver Boardman Huntington papers

 Collection — Box 3
Identifier: MSS 162
Scope and Contents

Collection contains diaries, ephemera, and patriarchal blessings produced by Oliver Boardman Huntington and his son, Oliver B. Huntington. Items document the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Latter-day Saint exodus to the West, and the establishment and early development of Utah. Materials date from between 1843 and 1932.

Transcriptions of most items also available.

Dates: 1843-1932

Levi Jackman diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 79
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary. Jackman made the overland journey from Illinois to Utah in 1847 with the first company of Mormon pioneers. He writes about travelling conditions, weather, frequent encounters with Indians, and buffalo hunting. Jackman's company was led by Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church. Jackman records disagreements, occasional poor behavior in the company, and Young's instructions as well as rebukes. He also writes about early life in Salt Lake City, Utah: the influx...
Dates: 1847-1849

Edward Jackson diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2493
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary and typewritten transcript. The diary was transcribed by Jackson's sister, Marion Jackson Gilbert, in 1855. Jackson made the overland journey with mules from Independence, Missouri to Sacramento, California in 1849. Long and descriptive daily entries focus on the nature of the California trail, encounters with Indians, and the condition of forts along the way. Several outbreaks of cholera also occurred. Jackson stopped at Salt Lake City and attended Pioneer Day festivities....
Dates: 1849

William Henry Jackson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1608
Scope and Contents The collection includes multiple typescripts of two journals (1866-1867), correspondence (1924-1953), book manuscripts, news clippings (1929-1966), and mementos from Jackson's round-the-world trip for the World Transportation Commission (1894-1896). The photographs and art work, which comprise the bulk of the collection, include 1082 individual items. Of the 1082, approximately 1003 photographs and 31 pieces of art can be clearly attributed to William Henry Jackson. The photographic...
Dates: 1866-1966

Jesse Bigler Martin diaries

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS446

Journal of crossing the plains in 1850

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 108
Scope and Contents Handwritten account of Keith's overland journey from St. Joseph, Missouri to Weaverville, California, in 1850. Keith paid a "Mr. Platner" to guide him and seventeen others to California. After being swindled and abandoned at Fort Laramie, Keith was furnished with provisions by the fort's commanding officer. The diary describes difficult travelling conditions, lack of feed and clean water for the company's animals, and problems with Indians. Keith also passed through Salt Lake City and gives...
Dates: 1850

Letter from Parkville, Missouri

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230244284]
Identifier: MSS SC 647
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter dated 13 April 1850. The item is from the residents of Parkville, Missouri, to a newspaper called the "Tribune" in which they suggest Parkville as an embarkation point for emigrants going to California.

Dates: 1850 April 13