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Finding Aid to the William H. Hilton's Account of a Government Trip from San Diego to Yuma in 1852 MS.734
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  • Biographical note
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  • Preferred citation
  • Processing history
  • Acquisition
  • Use
  • Access

  • Title: William H. Hilton's Account of a Government Trip from San Diego to Yuma in 1852
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.734
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
    Date: 1906 October 1
    Abstract: This is a typed copy of a letter from William H. Hilton written to Major E. A. Sherman on 1906 October 1, recounting a pack, or wagon, train trip Hilton made for the U. S. Government from San Diego to Fort Yuma in 1852.
    creator: Hilton, William H.
    creator: Sherman, E. A., Major

    Biographical note

    In San Diego, military supplies were unloaded from ships onto the wharf and transferred to the New San Diego Depot, where they were then transported by pack or wagon train to Fort Tejon, Fort Mohave, San Luis Rey, Chino, Santa Ysabel, San Bernardino, Fort Yuma, and other places. A line of pack trains across the desert was successfully established in 1851 by William H. Hilton, who carried supplies from San Diego to Fort Yuma for some time, under contract.

    Scope and Contents

    This is a typed copy of a letter from William H. Hilton written to Major E. A. Sherman on 1906 October 1, recounting a pack, or wagon, train trip Hilton made for the U. S. Government from San Diego to Fort Yuma in 1852. The letter mentions an earthquake in Fort Yuma, Kearny's expedition, Spanish missions, and the influence of Jesuit fathers on the Native Americans.
    The date reflects when the original letter was first written, not the date the copy was created.

    Preferred citation

    Text: William H. Hilton's Account of a Government Trip from San Diego to Yuma in 1852, 1906 October 1, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.734.

    Processing history

    Processed by Library staff before 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 November 16, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Acquisition

    Donated to the Library as part of the Munk Library of Arizoniana, before 1931.

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Correspondence
    Diegueno Indians.
    Fort Yuma Reservation (Ariz. and Calif.)
    Indians of North America -- California
    Kearny's Expedition, 1846
    Missions -- California
    Overland travel
    Pack transportation
    San Diego (Calif.)
    San Pasqual, Battle of, Calif., 1846
    Transportation, Military
    Typescript
    United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Fort Yuma Agency
    Wagon trains