Elijah Preston Howell Diary, 1849 (C1675)

0.02 cubic feet (1 folder, 1 roll of microfilm)

 Finding Aid

The collection contains a diary, May 6-September 24, 1849, of a journey across the plains from Athens, Gentry County, MO, to the Sacramento Valley during the California gold rush. Topics include members of company, description of wagon trains, countryside, wild game, vegetation, provisions, Indians, cholera, travel guides, landmarks, defense, wagon train problems and Mormons.