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Overland journeys to the Pacific

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 76 Collections and/or Records:

Emmeline B. Wells diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 510
Scope and Contents Contains Emmeline B. Wells's original diaries from 1844 to 1920. Her often daily entries spanning nearly 80 years present pragmatic descriptions of daily activities along with her own daily opinions, insights, and impressions. The accounts are often lengthy and detailed. Volume 1 begins with her departure from Massachusetts in 1844 and also includes her journey from Nauvoo, Illinois, with other Saints headed West. Other volumes provide insights into her roles with the Woman's Exponent and...
Dates: 1844-1920

William Dearborn Brown journal

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS7819
Dates: circa 1860

William Henry Jackson journals, letters, and other material, 1866-1966

Identifier: MSS 1608 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains serveral typescripts of journals from 1866-1867, book manuscripts, correspondence (1924-1953), news clippings (1929-1966), and mementos from Jackson's round-the-world trip for the World Transportation Commission (1894-1896).

Dates: 1866-1966

William Henry Jackson photographs and art, 1842-1943

Identifier: MSS 1608 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains 1082 items, almost all of which can be attributed to Jackson. Most of the items are photographs from his career between 1858-1942, with the bulk of the photographs of scenery of the Western United States and Mexico, but also includes many images from Asian and Pacific countries visited from 1894-1896 as part of the World Transportation Commission Travels. Also contains some works of art in various media by Jackson.

Dates: 1842-1943

Brigham Young letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230237809]
Identifier: MSS SC 736
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter, dated 15 April 1845, and addressed to the United States Senator from Illinois, Stephen Arnold Douglas. Young writes to Douglas trying to secure mail contracts for the Mormon Church and requests that stockades be build on the trails in the American West. Also included is a letter from George Miller to Douglas on the same topics.

Dates: 1845

Joseph Young diary and accounts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 23
Scope and Contents

Handwritten account book and diary. Accounts date from 1848 to 1855. Pages 67 to 104 of the diary relate Young's overland journey to Utah in 1850 by ox team. Young writes about general travelling conditions and trail landmarks, several deaths from accident and disease, encounters with Indian tribes, the condition of neighboring companies on the trail, and his duties as captain.

Dates: 1848-1855