Finding Aid to the Jayhawkers of '49 Clippings Collection MS.560
Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library2012 October 5
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
Title: Jayhawkers of '49 Clippings Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.560
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (2 folders)
Date (inclusive): 1916-1934
Abstract: The Jayhawkers of '49 were a Death Valley pioneering party, many of which died of starvation en route in 1849. This collection includes newspaper articles on the reunion of the survivors in 1913 and a newspaper clipping on member Colonel John B. Colton from 1916.
Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Final processing and finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 5, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).
This collection used to include correspondence from group members and descendants of group members to Charles Fletcher Lummis, but they were returned to the Lummis correspondence collection, MS.1.1. Correspondents include Captain John B. Colton, J. W. Brier, Helen Brier Martin, and John Wells Brier.
The materials in this collection pertain to an 1849 Death Valley pioneering party known as the Jayhawkers of '49. This collection includes newspaper articles on the reunion of the survivors in 1913 and a newspaper clipping on member Colonel John B. Colton from 1916.
The Jayhawkers of '49 were a Death Valley pioneering party, many of which died of starvation en route in 1849.
Donation from A. Dwight Newton from the San Francisco Examiner, 1934 December 13.
Jayhawkers of '49 Clippings Collection, 1916-1934, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.560; [folder number] [folder title][date].
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Subjects and Indexing Terms
Colton, John B.
Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Frontier and pioneer life -– California
Overland journeys to the Pacific
- Captain John B. Colton Correspondence with Lummis
- Lummis to Colton: - November 24, 1905
- Lummis to Colton: - March 13, 1912
- Colton to Lummis: - August 13, 1902
- Colton to Lummis: - November 17, 1905
- Colton to Lummis: - July 4 -5, 1910
- Colton to Lummis: - March 4, 1912
- Colton to Lummis: - January 1, 1913
- Colton to Lummis: - August 11, 1916
- Juliette W. Brier - Letter to Lummis from J. W. Brier August 31, 1901 (is it Juliette’s son?)
- - copies of clippings - San Francisco Call February 4, 1913 “Jayhawkers of ‘49 (1849) will hold reunion today” -describes hardships the Jayhawkers experienced on their trip
- - copies of clippings - San Francisco Examiner May 17, 1913 “Jayhawker Pioneer is Dead” Julia (sic) Brier death
- - Letter from A. Dwight Newton – San Francisco Examiner reference room about sending typescripts about Juliette Brier to Miss Winifred Britton of Southwest Museum
- - Letter from J.W. Brier’s daughter Helen Brier Martin > C.F.Lummis re: picture of her father
- - The letter from J.W. Brier is from Juliet’s 2nd son John Wells Brier