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Finding Aid to the Susan Marsh Cranstone Journals MS.542
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  • Processing history
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Acquisition
  • Preferred citation
  • Use
  • Access

  • Title: Susan Marsh Cranstone Journals
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.542
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder)
    Date: undated
    Abstract: This is a typed copy of the daily journal of Susan M. Cranstone on an Oregon Trail journey by covered wagon from Woodstock, Ohio to Dalles, Oregon, May 8, 1851 to Aug. 27, 1851.
    creator: Cranstone, Susan Marsh, 1829-1857

    Processing history

    Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 1, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Related Archival Materials note

    Susan Marsh Cranstone Overland Journal and Letters, 1851-1859, University of California, Berkeley, BANC MSS P-A 303 v.1; BANC MSS P-A 303 v.2; BANC MSS P-A 303 Transcript; BANC MSS P-A 300-303 FILM.

    Biographical note

    Susan Marsh Cranstone (or Cranston) (1829-1857) traveled from St. Joseph, Missouri to Oregon Territory in 1851. Her husband was Warren Crastone (or Cranston)

    Scope and Contents

    This is a typed copy of the daily journal of Susan Marsh Cranstone (1829-1857) on an Oregon Trail journey by covered wagon from Woodstock, Ohio to Dalles, Oregon, May 8, 1851 to Aug. 27, 1851. Includes brief entries describing Cranston's overland journey to the Pacific Northwest. Records mileage travelled, landscape features, encampments, and rivers and creeks along the route.

    Acquisition

    Donation from Mrs. Ortha Hoblit, 1960s.

    Preferred citation

    Susan Marsh Cranstone Journals, undated, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.542.

    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

    Diaries
    Frontier and pioneer life -- Oregon
    Lebanon (Or.)
    Oregon -- History -- Sources
    Overland journeys to the Pacific
    Overland travel
    Personal narratives
    Saint Joseph (Mo.)
    Women pioneers