Guide to the Lucena Pfuffer Parsons journal: The woman in the sunbonnet: typescript, 1850-1851, 1928

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Guide to the Lucena Pfuffer Parsons journal: The woman in the sunbonnet: typescript, 1850-1851, 1928

Collection number: M0085

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1928???
Encoded by:
C. Del Anderson
© 1998 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lucena Pfuffer Parsons journal: The woman in the sunbonnet: typescript,
Date (inclusive): 1850-1851, 1928
Collection number: Special Collections M0085
Creator: N/A
Extent: 1 item (58p.)
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions:

None.

Publication Rights:

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance:

Gift of Elizabeth Wilbur.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Lucena Pfuffer Parsons journal: The woman in the sunbonnet: typescript, M0085, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

BIOGRAPHY

Lucena Parsons was born in August, 1821 in the state of New York. Before marrying George Washington Parsons in March 1850, Lucena was a schoolteacher in Wisconsin. In the spring of 1850, Lucena and her husband started a cross country journey. They arrived in California one year later and settled in Oakland where they took up farming.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Summary: An edited version of the journal kept by Parsons during her trip overland from Wisconsin to California in 1850, edited with an introduction by Elene and Elizabeth Wilbur. The journal is the chronology of a trip undertaken by a young woman and her husband as they travelled from Janesville, Wisconsin to what was to become Oakland, California.