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Overland journeys to the Pacific

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Edward Everett Dale Collection

 Collection — Drawer 8607
Identifier: WHC-M-146
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Historian. Correspondence, student term papers, theses and dissertations, and personal research materials regarding the history of Oklahoma and Indian Territories, the state of Oklahoma, Indians of North America and the American Southwest; teaching materials used by Dale at Harvard and the University of Oklahoma; administrative and other files of the Works Progress Administration's Indian-Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma; U.S. Government documents issued by various cabinet-level departments and agencies, including Agriculture and Interior; and a portion of the University of Oklahoma Persidential papers of James Shannon Buchanan and Stratton D. Brooks. Edward Everett Dale Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1865-1948

Henry Martyn Pomeroy Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1855
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Bookseller. A photocopy and typescript of a portion of the diary (1959-1960) kept by Henry M. Pomeroy during his overland journey to California, with descriptions of gold fields and of the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco, the minutes of a vigilante committee near Omaha, Nebraska, and an account of a massacre in Oregon Territory.
Dates: 1859-1860

James Anderson Slover Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1769
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A photocopy of the autobiography of James Slover, a missionary to the Cherokee Nation during the Civil War, and chaplain of the 1st Regiment, Cherokee Mounted Volunteers, under Stand Watie. The diary includes an account of post-war difficulties in Arkansas due to a depressed economy, race relations and the reconstruction government, and of Slover's subsequent decision to move to California.
Dates: ca. 1907

James William Denver Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-156
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Lawyer and Union general. Correspondence (1855-1888) of the Denver family, from politicians concerning national politics and political appointments, and from Denver's legal practice, including cases involving damage claims for cotton illegally seized by the U.S. Government during the Civil War; a manuscript account (n.d.) of Denver's activities as a Union brigadier general, 1861-1863; a pamphlet (1884) endorsing Denver as a Democratic nominee for the presidency; typescripts of a journal (1850) kept by Denver during an overland journey from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, to California; pamphlets (1865-1891) of speeches by Denver and others, and bills of Congress in which Denver had an interest; and a genealogical chart (n.d.) of the Francis Xavier Rombach family. James William Denver Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1849-1891

Richard D. Gamble Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1995
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History professor. Photocopies of correspondence (1853-1854) from the letterbook of the commanding officer of the garrison at Fort Union, New Mexico; typescript of the diary (1853-1854) of Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly, entitled "Diary of a Journey to California, 1853-1854"; photocopies of articles on the founding of D'Hanis, Texas, and on exploring expeditions through the American Southwest; and notecards (n.d.) made by Gamble while conducting historical research on the Southwest.
Dates: 1853-1866

Samuel Murray Stover Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-777
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Diary of Stover recording his trek from Missouri to California in 1849; and a booklet of the same privately printed by Stover's descendants.
Dates: 1849

William Patrick Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1873
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Pioneer and immigrant. Photocopies of papers regarding Irish immigrant William Patrick, Including Patrick's diary (1857-1859) which details his trip to California and Colorado, his Civil War service records (1864-1865) and his marriage certificate (1860).
Dates: 1857-1865