Title:William H. Hampton diaries : typed transcript, 1852-1859
Creator/Contributor:Hampton, William H., creator
Pocket diaries (3 v.); originals in private possession. v.1 & 2 cover overland journey to California from Pawpaw Grove, Illinois,
via St. Joseph, Platte and North Platte Rivers, South Pass, Sublette Cutoff, Soda Springs and the California Trail over Carson
Pass to El Dorado County mining camps. v.3 records completion of journey; mining experiences near Coloma; residence at Poverty
Bar (El Dorado Co.) and Gold Springs (Placer Co.) where he owned and operated a boarding house; return to Illinois via Panama
in 1855; and scattered entries thereafter.
Subject:Overland journeys to the Pacific
Gold mines and mining -- California
El Dorado County (Calif.)
 leaves ; 28 cm.
BANC MSS C-F 171 original