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Merwin Kingsbury Hammond diaries and related material, 1852-1863, 1964-1987.
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Merwin Kingsbury Hammond diaries and related material, 1852-1863, 1964-1987


Hammond, Merwin Kingsbury., creator


Consists of two diaries by Merwin Kingsbury Hammond, one detailing his overland journey to California in 1852, the other written in 1863; several manuscript and typescript transcriptions of the diary made by Hammond's great-granddaughter, Alice Jane Englebeck, as well as numerous maps of Hammond's journey drawn by Englebeck. Related material collected by Englebeck consists of a certificate of election and oath of office for justice of the peace signed by Hammond in 1856; photos of Hammond, his first wife and Hammond's birthplace; and other material relating to the family and overland journeys to California. Oversize folder 2 includes 1980s clippings on the West, pioneers, etc.; oversize folder 3, printed maps of California and Nevada.


1852 (issued)


n-us-ca -- n-usp--
Hammond, Merwin Kingsbury -- Diaries
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Personal narratives
Manuscript maps
Iowa -- Description and travel
Nebraska -- Description and travel
Wyoming -- Description and travel
Idaho -- Description and travel
Nevada -- Description and travel
California -- Description and travel


Vol. 1-2; box 1, folders 1-11; oversize folder 1, and tube: Also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 3405.
Merwin Kingsbury Hammond diaries and related material, BANC MSS 99/242 cz, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In English.


Overland journals.

Physical Description:

2 volumes, 1 box, 3 oversize folders, and 1 tube (.8 linear ft.)
1 microfilm reel : negative and positive.