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Finding aid of the Menefee, Arthur M Diary C058769
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  • Scope and Contents note
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  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Existence and Location of Originals note
  • Related Archival Materials note

  • Title: Menefee, Arthur M Diary
    Identifier/Call Number: C058769
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 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
    Date: May 13, 1857 to Oct 15, 1857
    Abstract: 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
    creator: Menefee, Arthur M.

    Scope and Contents note

    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

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection open for research

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on access

    Preferred Citation note

    Menefee, Arthur M Diary, Society of California Pioneers

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Gift of R. C. Hennigan, 1932

    Existence and Location of Originals note

    The Society of California Pioneers

    Related Archival Materials note

    A typed transcript of the Diary with a background note from the donor, RC Hennigan is in the Biography File of the Society of California Pioneers

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Wolfe, Geniveve Menefee
    Journeys to the Pacific Coast
    Overland journeys to the Pacific
    Pioneers--California--History--19th century