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Harvey, Isaac Family Diaries
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The Harvey Family Diaries are comprised of 4 documents created by the family of Isaac Julian Harvey. The first is a recollection by Isaac Harvey describing his overland journey from Indiana to Oregon in 1850. The second is the diary of A.B. Harvey of an overland trip from Los Angeles to Tucson in 1864. The third is recollections by Eleanor Josephine Harvey Swinnerton of her childhood at Spanish Ranch, Plumas Co, California. The last is a short memoir by Mabel Harvey Barker of girlhood at Spanish Ranch and in early Salinas
Isaac Julian Harvey was a successful merchant, entreprenuer and businessman from Saint Joseph, MO. He came west overland in 1850 to Portland, Oregon where he managed a merchantile business. He returned to Missouri and brought his family to Marysville, CA in 1853. He bought the Spanish Ranch in Plumas, CA. It served as a distribution center for the mining camps in the area, hotel, restaurant, post office and store. In 1868 the family moved to Salinas where he opened Harvey and Company a successful general store. He became an influential citizen and was the 1st Mayor of Salinal
1 folder 4 typed transcripts, 94 pages total
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