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Miller (Charles E.) Diary
C058771  
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Existence and Location of Originals
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Title: Charles E Miller Diary
    Creator: Miller, Charles E, 1852 - ?
    Identifier/Call Number: C058771
    Physical Description: 1 folder 1 bound diary Handwritten in ink and pencil, very legible, with extensive original landscape and marine sketches
    Date (inclusive): 1879-1880
    Abstract: This file contains the hard bound journal, handwritten in ink and pencil, by Charles E. Miller. The book is in good condition with the spine intact. The hand writing is clear, beautiful, and legible throughout.Some wear has occurred over the years to the corners of the book, but they do not affect the writing. The journal details the many different cruises that Mr. Miller was a passenger on between 1879 and 1880.
    Language of Material: English .

    Scope and Contents

    This file contains the hard bound journal, handwritten in ink and pencil, by Charles E. Miller. The book is in good condition with the spine intact. The hand writing is clear, beautiful, and legible throughout. Some wear has occurred over the years to the corners of the book, but they do not affect the writing. The journal details the many different cruises that Mr. Miller was a passenger on between 1879 and 1880. He details several cruises on board the yacht "Laura", detailing the passengers and crew, the weather conditions, and places sailed to and most descriptions are accompanied by a hand drawn sketch detailing the location. He also describes a "race from Valljeo" in which he vividly recalls a yacht race through San Francisco Bay. The journal goes on to describe several camping trips to places such as Yosemite, Big Trees, and a trip to Stockton. The entries describing Yosemite and Big Tres are accompanied by exquisite hand drawn sketches of Vernal Falls and Half Dome.

    Existence and Location of Originals

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

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Source and date of aquisition unknown

    Preferred Citation

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

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open to research

    Conditions Governing Use

    No conditions on use.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)--Guidebooks.
    Yosemite National Park (Calif.)
    St. Francis Yacht Club