Overland journeys to the Pacific
Found in 10 Records:
A complete transcription and accompanying paper on a diary kept by Elizabeth Duncan. The diary covers the trip the Duncan family made overland in 1867 from Lawrence, Kansas, to San Jose, California. The collection also contains a photocopied map of the route the Duncans followed.
Photocopy of a travel narrative describing a journey from Missouri to Oregon in 1863. "This copy was made by her daughter, Nancy Cooper Thomas, in the year 1910. The present typed copy was made in 1931." Published as: Our journey across the plains from Missouri to Oregon in 1863. The Dalles, Or. : [A.A.S. Cooper, 1901].
A.L. Murphy's diary recounts his journey from Independence, Missouri overland to California.
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.
H.A. (Hugh Alexander) Skinner's diary begins with his departure from Hermann, Missouri, in the company of about 300 emigrants going from Missouri to California. His narrative is thorough and descriptive as he travels by boat and wagon train. Note: To read the last 12 pages of the diary, reverse and invert.
Business papers and correspondence of James William Denver from 1839-1912. Includes a diary dated May 20, 1850-September 5, 1850, with miscellaneous notes.
The collection consists of originals and xeroxes of obituaries, photographs, wedding notices, and other family history materials covering two generations from 1840-1961, and genealogical charts going back to the eighteenth century. There are also some notes of Rachel Chamness Morris relating family history, family photographs, David Morris's account book, and three books of songs and poetry belonging to members of the family.