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Overland journeys to the Pacific

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Records:

"A transcription and interpretation of a diary by Elizabeth Duncan"

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P440

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.

Dates: 1867

A.A. Cooper travel narrative

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P372

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].

Dates: 1863

A.L. Murphy diary

 Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: RH VLT MS A5

A.L. Murphy's diary recounts his journey from Independence, Missouri overland to California.

Dates: 1849-05 - 1849-10-18

Diaries of Elizabeth Duncan

Call Number: RH MS A26

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 Hermann, Missouri to California

 Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: RH VLT MS B8

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.

Dates: May 14, 1849 to January 10, 1850

James William Denver papers and diary

Call Number: RH MS 19

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

Morris and Masterson family papers

Call Number: RH MS 287

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.

Dates: 1846 - 1961

Records compiled by Nancy Hockett Redd

Call Number: RH MS P346

Storrs Famly correspondence and diary

Call Number: RH MS P119

"The Migrations of John B. Kelso"

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P1004
Overview "The Migrations of John B. Kelso" is a 29-page typed transcription of Kelso's account of migrating to the American west, working, and looking for a good place to settle. He moved from Indiana to Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, and then to Oregon and Washington between 1853 and 1877. He was in territorial Kansas in the 1850s and became involved in the free state/pro-slavery violence, serving on the free state side. He also describes encountering Native Americans, including the Wade Comanche...
Dates: September 1853-October 1877 (transcribed 2003)