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Royal T. Sprague journals : holographs, 1835-1852.
BANC MSS 2002/79 cz Box 1 C091992996; BANC MSS 2002/79 cz V.1; BANC MSS 2002/79 cz V.2; BANC MSS 2002/79 cz V.3; ...
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Title:

Royal T. Sprague journals : holographs, 1835-1852

Creator/Contributor:

Sprague, Royal Tyler, 1814-1872, creator

Abstract:

Four journals that document the early life and overland journey to the California gold fields of Royal T. Sprague. Vol. 1 begins on Sprague's 21st birthday and concerns his teaching experiences in Potsdam, N.Y. and Zanesville, Ohio. Vol. 2 begins on Mar. 19, 1849, the day Sprague leaves Zanesville, heading to California via the Applegate Trail. This vol. also includes a daily meteorological record for 1851. Vols. 3-4 continue Sprague's daily notations, concluding on Apr. 11, 1852, shortly before he returned to Ohio to bring his family to Calif. The final vol. also includes school lessons and vocabulary exercises for Sprague's son, Arthur Hale Sprague, 1861-1862.

Date:

1835 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Sprague, Royal Tyler -- 1814-1872 -- Diaries
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Personal narratives
Lawyers -- California -- Shasta County
Applegate Trail
Shasta (Calif.) -- History -- Sources

Note:

Includes typescript transcriptions (rough), biographical sketch, etc.
RESTRICTED ORIGINAL. USE TRANSCRIPTIONS: Use of original only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
Royal Tyler Sprague was born Jan. 23, 1814 in New Haven, Vt. He taught elementary school in Potsdam, N.Y., and later opened and operated a private school in Zanesville, Ohio. In 1838, he began the study of law and was admitted to the Ohio bar. On Mar. 19, 1849, he set out for California, leaving his family in Zanesville. He arrived in Reading's Springs (now Shasta in Shasta County), Calif. on Oct. 14, 1849, and established a law practice there. In 1852, Sprague returned to Ohio and brought his family to Shasta by way of the Isthmus of Panama. He was elected 21st Justice of the Supreme Court of California in 1867 and became Chief Justice on Jan. 1, 1872, an office he held until his death on Feb. 24, 1872.

Type:

Diaries.

Physical Description:

print
4 v., 1 box (.6 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2002/79 cz Box 1 C091992996
BANC MSS 2002/79 cz V.1
BANC MSS 2002/79 cz V.2
BANC MSS 2002/79 cz V.3
BANC MSS 2002/79 cz V.4
BANC MSS 2002/79 cz

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED ORIGINAL. USE TRANSCRIPTIONS: Use of original only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.