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H.M.T. Powell journal, 1849-1852.
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Title:

H.M.T. Powell journal, 1849-1852

Creator/Contributor:

Powell, H. M. T., 1824-, creator

Abstract:

Notes on California; diary, April 3, 1849-March 14, 1852, of journey to California via the Santa Fe Trail, experiences in California, and return home via the Isthmus, Nicaragua and New Orleans.

Date:

1849 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Personal narratives
Missions -- California
Voyages par terre jusqu'au Pacifique -- R├ęcits personnels
Missions
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Travel
Santa Fe National Historic Trail
California -- Description and travel
Santa Fe National Historic Trail
Californie -- Descriptions et voyages
California
United States -- Santa Fe National Historic Trail
Powell, H. M. T -- 1824- -- Diaries
Powell, H. M. T -- 1824- -- Archives
Powell, H. M. T -- 1824-

Note:

RESTRICTED ORIGINAL. USE MICROFILM COPY ONLY. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
Also available on microfilm.
Forms part of the Thomas W. Norris Collection.
Sketchbook of California towns and missions: Transferred to the Pictorial Collections of the Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1954.024--PIC).
H.M.T. Powell was born in Illinois in 1824. A townscape and landscape painter, Powell went West with a wagon train from Illinois, arriving in San Diego in December 1849; while there he attemped to open an art school and did drawings of the missions at San Diego and San Luis Rey; he was also a portrait painter and did some of the earliest known views of Los Angeles; after a few weeks, he traveled to northern California and was active in Yuba County until 1860; he wrote and illustrated his day-by-day diary, Santa Fe Trail to California, published in 1931, about his travels from east to west beginning April 3, 1849 and ending March 24, 1852.
In English.
Preferred citation: H.M.T. Powell journal, BANC MSS C-F 115, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Type:

biography
Archives.
Diaries.
Personal narratives.
Overland journals-19th century.
Diaries.

Physical Description:

print
1 volume
1 microfilm reel : negative (BNEG Box 1956) and positive

Language:

English

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED ORIGINAL. USE MICROFILM COPY ONLY. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.

Related Item:

Thomas W. Norris collection : Norris, Thomas W. (Thomas Wayne).