Charley Hershey Papers, 1883-1888 (R0188)

(1 roll of microfilm)

 Finding Aid

The Charley Hershey Papers contain microfilm copies of diaries written by a young itinerant peddler from Jasper County, Missouri. Charley Hershey and his brothers, Austin and Sam, canvassed the mining towns of Jasper County and in Kansas. They made a journey down the White River in Arkansas in 1884, went to California, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado in 1886. The collection also includes fragments of a short story, “Goldeye’s Trip to the Hills.”