Finding Aid to the Walter Kerr Halsted California Manuscript MS.634
Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library2012 October 25
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
Title: Walter Kerr Halsted California Manuscript
Identifier/Call Number: MS.634
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Date: after 1849
Abstract: This is a typed copy of a manuscript by Walter Kerr Halsted entitled "My Trip to California in '49," wherein Halsted recounts the four years he spent traveling to and living in California, starting in 1849. Halsted was 91 at the time he wrote the original manuscript.
creator: Halsted, Walter Kerr, 1820-1911
This is an 18-paged typed copy of a manuscript by Walter Kerr Halsted entitled "My Trip to California in '49," wherein Halsted recounts the four years he spent traveling to and living in California, starting in 1849. Halsted was 91 at the time he wrote the original manuscript.
The extended title of the account is "My Trip to California in '49. Via boat to Panama, overland to the Pacific, and up the coast to San Francisco by boat." The document describes Halsted's life in California during the gold rush days; lynching; method of mining; Native Americans; and clipper ships.
Text: Walter Kerr Halsted California Manuscript, after 1849, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.634.
Donated to the Library as part of the Munk Library of Arizoniana, 1910 April 7.
Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 25, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).
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Subjects and Indexing Terms
California -- History -- 19th century
Gold mines and mining -- California -- History
Indians of North America -- California
Lynching -- California
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Panama Canal (Panama)
San Francisco (Calif.)