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Journal and Drawings of J. Goldsborough Bruff
mssHM 8044  
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The collection contains Bruff's oversize revised version of his journal (c. 1853) which documents his journey across the plains in 1849 by way of Lassen's Trail.
After working as a draftsman for the U.S. Navy and the Bureau of Topographical Engineers, J. Goldsborough Bruff went to California to seek gold. He was the leader of the Washington City and California Mining Association wagon train company, which made its overland journey in 1849. Bruff later returned to Washington, D.C. where he worked in the Office of Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department until his death in 1889.
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