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Miller (Charles E.) Diary, 1876
C058773  
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  • Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Title: Charles E Miller Diary, 1876
    Creator: Miller, Charles E., 1852-1939
    Identifier/Call Number: C058773
    Physical Description: 1 folder Bound diary, handwritten in ink, very legible, 201 pages
    Date: 1876
    Abstract: This diary records a trip taken by Charles Miller and DC Brownell from April 17, 1876 to July 17 of the same year. It began with a steamer trip to San Diego, with stops in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. then overland by stage to Tuscon, AZ. They spent about 2 months exploring the area around Tuscon by horseback and then rode the horses to Trinidad, CO on June 15. There they boarded a train which took them to Denver, St Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Niagara Falls, and Albany. There they boarded at steamer on the Hudson River to New York City. From there they travelled to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Cincinati, and St Louis. From there they took the train to San Francisco, arriving on July 17th. This is an excellent narrative and description of events, sights, and places on this whirlwind transcontinental journey. It is extensively illustrated with pictures, drawings and photographs. 30 pages of the diary are devoted the the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876
    Language of Material: English .

    Scope and Contents

    This diary records a trip taken by Charles Miller and DC Brownell from April 17, 1876 to July 17 of the same year. It began with a steamer trip to San Diego, with stops in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. then overland by stage to Tuscon, AZ. They spent about 2 months exploring the area around Tuscon by horseback and then rode the horses to Trinidad, CO on June 15. There they boarded a train which took them to Denver, St Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Niagara Falls, and Albany. There they boarded at steamer on the Hudson River to New York City. From there they travelled to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Cincinati, and St Louis. From there they took the train to San Francisco, arriving on July 17th.
    This is an excellent narrative and description of events, sights, and places on this whirlwind transcontinental journey. It is extensively illustrated with pictures, drawings and photographs. 30 pages of the diary are devoted the the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection open for research

    Conditions Governing Use

    There are no restrictions on access

    Preferred Citation

    Charles E Miller Diary, 1876, The Society of California Pioneers

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donor and Date of Acquisition unknown

    Existence and Location of Originals

    The Society of California Pioneers, 101 Montgomery St. Suite 150, The Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco CA, 94129

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Overland journeys to the Pacific
    Philadelphia. Centennial exhibition, 1876.
    Society of California Pioneers
    Frontier and pioneer life – California
    Brownell, D.C.