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A.L. Murphy diary

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH VLT MS A5
Overview A.L. Murphy's diary recounts his journey from Independence, Missouri overland to California.
Dates: 1849-05 - 1849-10-18

Diaries of Elizabeth Duncan

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS A26
Overview Three diaries kept by Elizabeth Duncan in the mid 1860s, both while she lived in Lawrence, Kansas and while she traveled overland from Lawrence to San Jose, California in 1867. Typical entries may include discussion of the weather, Duncan's daily activities, information about her family and friends or acquaintances who came to visit or wrote, and her own spiritual and emotional states.
Dates: 1864 - 1868

Diary of an overland journey from Herman, Minnesota to California.

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH VLT MS B8
Overview Skinner's diary begins with his departure from Herman, Minnesota, in the company of about three hundred emigrants. His narrative is thorough and descriptive as he travels by boat and wagon train. Two partial transcripts are maintained in the accession files. The transcribers are unknown and their transcriptions are not authoritative.
Dates: May 14, 1849 to January 10, 1850

Ella J. Chase journal

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS B44
Overview Journal, dated December 31, 1869 to January 1, 1884, with miscellaneous recipes, poems, and notes. According to a letter of transmittal accompanying this journal, Ella Chase began the journal in Iowa and continued it during her family's move to Emporia, Kansas. The last entry in the journal is dated Wilson, Colfax County, Nebraska, January 1, 1884. Miscellany in the journal include brief accounting notes regarding the sale of butter and eggs, income from laundry service, occasional...
Dates: December 31, 1869 - January 1, 1884

James William Denver papers and diary

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 19
Overview Business papers and correspondence of James William Denver from 1839-1912. Includes a diary dated May 20, 1850-September 5, 1850, with miscellaneous notes.
Dates: 1839 - 1912

Our trip West

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P712
Overview This photocopied typescript is a 93-page account of an automobile trip to California by William L. Hastie and his wife Anna of Lawrence (Douglas County), Kansas. Hastie's account, which begins with their September 1937 departure and ends with their February 1938 return to Lawrence, includes details of visits with many family members and acquaintances along the way.
Dates: 1937; March 16, 1985

Storrs Famly correspondence and diary

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P119

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