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Overland journeys to the Pacific

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 76 Collections and/or Records:

Jesse Bigler Martin diaries

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 446
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries with a typed copy of one volume. Martin kept diaries apparently in three volumes. The second and third volumes covering the time from 1854 to 1857 are found with the collection. A typed copy of the first diary covering the years from 1853 to 1854 is also included. Martin writes about his work as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England. He returned to the United States in 1857 and traveled by rail to Iowa City, Iowa. Martin writes in...
Dates: 1853-1857

Montell Seely family history papers, approximately 1934-2009

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7950 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains the records of the Robert Seely family, the two books: Seely History and Emery County 1880-1980 both written by Montell Seely. Also included are handwritten notes, numerous research files, biographical sketches, newspapers, and other documents related to family members and the Castle Valley Pageant. Materials date from 1934-2009.

Dates: approximately 1934-2009

Montell Seely personal journals, 1954-2005, bulk: 1981-2005

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7950 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains the personal journals written by Montell Seely. Materials date from 1981-2005.

Dates: 1954-2005; Majority of material found within 1981-2005

Much esteemed friends

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 114
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and unsigned letter dated 19 May 1850. Item was written by an unidentified member of a wagon train and includes some detail about the author's preparation for the trip to California. The letter describes the overland journey from Saint Joseph, Missouri to the Platte River and ends 80 miles from Fort Laramie, Wyoming. Author mentions dining on buffalo, weather conditions, and cooking on the plains.

Dates: 1850

Oliver B. Huntington record books and other material, 1845-1932

Identifier: MSS 162 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains records of patriarchal blessings, newspaper clippings, and other ephemeral items written or gathered by Oliver B. Huntington. Some of these items were originally found in the diaries of Huntington's father, Oliver Boardman Huntington.

Dates: 1845-1932

Oliver Boardman Huntington diaries, 1843-1907

Identifier: MSS 162 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains diaries written by Huntington between 1843 and 1907. Includes descriptions of his early life, his life as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his service as a Mormon missionary in England, and his life as an early pioneer in Utah. Diaries also include reminiscent accounts of early Church history written by Huntington later in life. There are many gaps in the record.

Dates: 1843-1907

Oral history interview with Stella McManus

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233618534]
Identifier: MSS 8118
Scope and Contents

Contains a transcript for an oral history of Stella McManus, an immigrant from England to Utah. The date is 2012.

Dates: 2012

Overland diary to the Pacific

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230308204]
Identifier: MSS SC 1028
Scope and Contents

Incomplete, handwritten account of an overland passage to California by an unknown author. The diary begins 219 miles east of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and documents the wagon journey to Fort Laramie, Wyoming, along the Oregon Trail. Described are landscape, wildlife, wagon train procedures, and Mormon settlements.

Dates: 1849

An overland journey from San Francisco to New York by way of the Salt Lake City

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2217
Scope and Contents Handwritten copy of an article published in the "Good Words and Sunday Magazine" on 1 June 1866 (vol. 7, pp. 380-393). After serving as a gunboat captain in British Columbia, Verney made the overland journey by stage coach from San Francisco, California to New York City in 1865. Verney was a well-educated traveler and his description of the overland route is extensive. Stage coach traveling was exhausting and Verney describes both the rough conditions and his fellow travelers. Trouble with...
Dates: 1866

Overland trail diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1027
Scope and Contents Holograph diary, written in pencil by an unknown author. Item records the author's overland journey by ox team from Keokuk, Iowa to Oakland, California in 1860. The author's company included a handful of families and followed the Oregon Trail through Wyoming, then went through Utah and Nevada. Entries are brief and tell of starting times, distances traveled, and the condition of water and grass in the area. Some entries have been expanded in the back of the volume. A list of bills and...
Dates: 1860-1862