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James Mather journal and related material, 1846 July-Nov.
BANC MSS C-F 9 FILM; BANC MSS C-F 9 box1; BANC MSS C-F 9 port.1; BANC MSS C-F 9 v.1
Collection Overview

Title:

James Mather journal and related material, 1846 July-Nov

Creator/Contributor:

Mathers, James, 1790-1870, creator

Abstract:

Diary begins July 4, 1846, 100 miles west of Fort Laramie. Journey continues via Fort Laramie, Sweetwater River, South Pass, Fort Bridger, Salt Lake, Hastings Cut-off, Humboldt River, Truckee River to Mission San Jose. (Nov. 7, 1846) The diary records the physical landscape the party passed through, encounters with buffalo and bears, availability of grass, timber and other plants, the separation of the party into groups taking different routes, searching for mountain passes and fresh water, and the number of miles travelled each day. Copies available in portfolio: record prints; and typed transcripts made in 1951 by Frances E. Campbell and Violet Green. Journal marked: continued from another book.
Frances E. Campbell kept correspondence files regarding the James Mathers diary, including letters exchanged with George P. Hammond, director of the Bancroft Library, and Dale Morgan. Topics include Bancroft's possession of the diary, publication of the diary, and permissions to view the diary. Campbell also collected subject files regarding the diary; topics consist of Morgan's "Overland in 1846", James Mathers and his ranch, Carolan Mathers, Otis Ashley, overland routes, and Cambria, Calif. Chiefly consists of photocopies.

Date:

1846 (issued)

Subject:

n-usp--
Overland journeys to the Pacific
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel

Note:

Journal : also available on microfilm with call number BANC MSS C-F 9 FILM.
For publication rights, consult the Head of Public Service, The Bancroft Library.

Type:

Overland journals-1846.

Physical Description:

print
1 v., 1 portfolio, and 1 box (.4 linear ft.)
partial microfilm reel (18 exposures) : negative (Rich. 538:15) and positive.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS C-F 9 FILM
BANC MSS C-F 9 box1
BANC MSS C-F 9 port.1
BANC MSS C-F 9 v.1

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

For publication rights, consult the Head of Public Service, The Bancroft Library.