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Cranstone (Susan Marsh) Journals
MS.542  
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  • Processing History
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access

  • Contributing Institution: Library and Archives at the Autry
    Title: Susan Marsh Cranstone Journals
    Creator: Cranstone, Susan Marsh
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.542
    Physical Description: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
    Date: undated
    Abstract: This is a typed copy of the daily journal of Susan M. Cranstone on an Oregon Trail journey by covered wagon from Woodstock, Ohio to Dalles, Oregon, May 8, 1851 to August 27, 1851.
    Language of Material: English .

    Processing History

    Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 1, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Related Archival Materials

    Susan Marsh Cranstone Overland Journal and Letters, 1851-1859, University of California, Berkeley, BANC MSS P-A 303 v.1; BANC MSS P-A 303 v.2; BANC MSS P-A 303 Transcript; BANC MSS P-A 300-303 FILM.

    Biographical Note

    Susan Marsh Cranstone (or Cranston) (1829-1857) traveled from St. Joseph, Missouri to Oregon Territory in 1851. Her husband was Warren Crastone (or Cranston).

    Scope and Contents

    This is a typed copy of the daily journal of Susan Marsh Cranstone (1829-1857) on an Oregon Trail journey by covered wagon from Woodstock, Ohio to Dalles, Oregon, May 8, 1851 to Aug. 27, 1851. Includes brief entries describing Cranston's overland journey to the Pacific Northwest. Records mileage travelled, landscape features, encampments, and rivers and creeks along the route.

    Acquisition

    Donation from Mrs. Ortha Hoblit, 1960s.

    Preferred Citation

    Susan Marsh Cranstone Journals, undated, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles; MS.542.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry Museum of the American West. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Research Services and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry Museum of the American West as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit https://theautry.org/research-collections/library-and-archives  and fill out the Researcher Application Form.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Frontier and pioneer life -- Oregon
    Lebanon (Or.)
    Overland journeys to the Pacific
    Women pioneers
    Personal narratives
    Overland travel
    Diaries
    Saint Joseph (Mo.)
    Oregon -- History -- Sources