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Finding aid of the Menefee, Arthur M Diary C058769
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This diary is a handwritten daily record of a wagon journey from Rall Co, Missouri to Carson City, Nevada in 1847. Arthur Menefee was the captain of the wagon train on a journey that took 5 months. He was ill most of the trip and died in Carson City in 1858. The diary provides few references to other people on the trip; it is primarily focused on a daily description of the trail conditions, distance traveled, weather and wood, grass and water at each camp. There is a typed transcription of the Diary in the Society of California Pioneers Biography File
1.0 folder 1 leather bound diary, handwritten in ink, 1st 73 pages are the diary the balance of the journey used as an account book
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