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Transcribed diary of Colombus Cecil Stephens, 1857 April 19 -1857 October 15.
Wyles SC 225
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Title:

Transcribed diary of Colombus Cecil Stephens, 1857 April 19 -1857 October 15

Creator/Contributor:

Stephens, Colombus Cecil., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

Transcribed diary of Colombus Cecil Stephens, titled "Trip Across the Plains 1857", about his and his family's journey from Ohio to California. The diary describes their camping experience at various locations across the plains and their encounters with other travelers, traders, and Indian tribes. Included at the end is a letter to Ebenezer D. Stephens in Hardin, Ohio from William H. Stephens in Ione, Amador County, California about arriving safely in California after over five months of dangerous traveling, and a note, possibly by the transcriber, stating: "This concludes copies of all the documentary evidence I have in my possession at this date and place of our trip across the plains, Los Angeles, May 13, 1909".

Date:

1857 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-mo -- n-us-ks -- n-us-wy -- n-us-sd -- n-us-nb -- n-us-ut -- n-us-nv -- n-us-id -- n-us-ut -- n-us-ca
Davis, George
Stephens, John
Stephens, Priscilla Humphreys
Tait, Robert
Geller, Isaac
Cline, John
Cecil, Sebastian Jefferson
Cecil, Eleanor
Ayres, Thomas
De Spain, James
Stephens, Ebenezer D
Stephens, William H
Willoughby, Richard
Pierce, G. Alvin
Kirkpatrick, Kate
Pawnee Indians -- History -- 19th century
Dakota Indians -- History -- 19th century
Cheyenne Indians -- History -- 19th century
Potawatomi Tribe -- History -- 19th century
Crow Indians -- History -- 19th century
Shoshoni Indians -- History -- 19th century
Mormons -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- West (U.S.) -- Diaries
Missouri River -- History -- 19th century
Vermillion Creek (Nemaha County and Pottawatomie County, Kan.)
Fort Laramie (Wyo. : Fort) -- History -- 19th century
Fort Kearny (Neb.) -- History -- 19th century
Independence Rock (Wyo.) -- History -- 19th century
Fort Bridger (Wyo.) -- History -- 19th century
Blue River (Kan. and Mo.) -- History -- 19th century
Platte River (Neb.) -- History -- 19th century
Ash Hollow (Neb.) -- History -- 19th century
Sweetwater River (Wyo.) -- History -- 19th century
Green River (Utah) -- History -- 19th century
Raft River (Utah and Idaho) -- History -- 19th century
Goose Creek (Nev.-Idaho) -- History -- 19th century
Thousand Springs Valley (Nev.) -- History -- 19th century
Humboldt River (Nev.) -- History -- 19th century
Piute County (Utah) -- History -- 19th century
Carson River Valley (Nev.) -- History -- 19th century
Mokelumne River (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century
Ione (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century

Note:

Included in folder are the original typed diary, with damaged pages, and a photocopy of it.
Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], Transcribed diary of Colombus Cecil Stephens. Wyles SC 225. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Type:

Diaries.

Physical Description:

1 volume (53 pages, 1 t.p.) ; 28 x 22 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.