Finding Aid to the Joel P. Walker Manuscript MS.550
Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library2012 October 5
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
Title: Joel P. Walker Manuscript
Identifier/Call Number: MS.550
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract: Manuscript is a photostat of the original, dictated by Joel P. Walker to R. A. Thompson of Santa Rosa, California and handwritten by Thompson in 1878. Walker (b. 1797) was a soldier under General Jackson in Alabama and Florida, and was a pioneer to Oregon and California in the 1840s.
creator: Thompson, R. A.
creator: Walker, Joel P., 1797-1879
Manuscript is a photostat of the original, dictated by Joel P. Walker to R. A. Thompson of Santa Rosa, California and handwritten by Thompson in 1878. Walker (b. 1797) was a soldier under General Jackson in Alabama and Florida, and was a pioneer to Oregon and California in the 1840s.
Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. 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).
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Joel P. Walker Manuscript, undated, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.550; [folder number] [folder title][date].
Joel P. Walker (1797 Nov. 20 - 1879 Jun. 25), with his wife Mary Young, her sister Martha Young, and four or five children, was among the earliest overland emigrants to Oregon, arriving in 1840. The Walker family later moved to Sutter's Fort in California, arriving on October 22, 1841. Walker was later elected to be a delegate to the 1849 convention which was to write the State Constitution for California, representing Sonoma County. Walker published an account of his journey and life in California A Pioneer of Pioneers: Narrative of Adventures Thro' Alabama, Florida, New Mexico, Oregon, California, &c., republished in 1953.
Donation from F. W. Hodge, 1952 June.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
California -- History -- Sources
Oregon -- History -- Sources
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Sonoma County (Calif.)
Sutter's Fort (Sacramento, Calif.)