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Bushnell (Daniel Edwin) Journal
C058777  
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Description
Rev Daniel Edwin Bushnell travelled overland by wagon train from Pennsylvannia to California in 1862. His journal, handwritten in ink, is described by the author on the opening page as follows: "My trip to California and what I saw and heard on the way, on the sights and shades of a trip overland to the "Golden Shores". Written from notes taken each day over our 5 month pilgrimage." There is a photo of Bushnell in the front of the journal and it is signed "Rev D. Edwin Bushnell, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Sonoma, Cal, July 28th, 1864. Though sometimes difficult to read, this handwritten daily description of the toil, travail and challenges of the trip West by Wagon Trail is richly descriptive of the country crossed and contains many interesting stories of life on the trail. The daily journal covers the time period from May 5 to September 6, 1852 beginning in Pennsylvania and ending at Humbolt City, Nevada Territory. There is a suppliment describing the journey from Humbolt to the Truckee River.
Background
Not much biogaphical infornmation can be found about Rev. Bushnell. According to the flyer contained in the file Mr. Bushnell became pastor of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Sonoma, Ca.
Extent
1 folder 1 Leather Bound lined Journal
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Availability
Collection open for research