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William B. Lorton diaries and papers, 1848 Sept.-1850 Jan.
BANC MSS C-F 190 v.1-8; BANC MSS C-F 190 v.9; BANC MSS C-F 190 transc.; BANC MSS C-F 190-192 FILM; ...
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Title:

William B. Lorton diaries and papers, 1848 Sept.-1850 Jan

Creator/Contributor:

Lorton, William B., 1828-1892, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Morgan, Dale L. (Dale Lowell), 1914-1971

Abstract:

Records travels in New York, Canada and the Midwest, then overland via the Mormon Trail, Salt Lake and the southern road to Los Angeles. Throughout California Lorton was in the company of various parties associated with Death Valley. Three diaries (v. 6-8) include a few sketches enroute. Also includes photocopies of three letters (May 9 & June 30, 1849, and Jan. 20, 1850) from Lorton, published in the New York Sun (v. 9). Also available only on microfilm are a few miscellaneous papers that were retained by the family which include Lorton's New York Militia commission.

Date:

1848 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- n-us-nv -- n-us-ut -- n-us-ny
Lorton, William B -- 1828-1892 -- Diaries
Lorton, William B -- 1828-1892 -- Archives
Hunt, Jefferson -- 1804-1879
New York (State). -- Militia.
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Gold mines and mining
Mormons
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
California, Southern -- Description and travel
Great Salt Lake (Utah)

Note:

Transcriptions of diaries made by Dale L. Morgan.
Diaries, clippings and transcriptions of diaries, also available on microfilm (BANC MSS C-F 190-192 FILM).
Miscellaneous papers that were retained by the Lorton family, only available on microfilm (BANC MSS C-F 190-192 FILM).
Microfilm on reel with: James Hezlep Galloway diary (BANC MSS C-F 191); Ben Bowen diary and notebook (BANC MSS C-F 192).
William B. Lorton diaries and papers, BANC MSS C-F 190, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Photograph of Edith Lorton transferred to the Portrait file of the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.

Type:

Overland journals-[1848].
Sketches.
Diaries.

Physical Description:

print
9 v. in 2 ; 16 cm.
252 p. ; 31 cm.
1 partial microfilm reel (269, 115 exposures) : negative (Rich. 539:17) and positive (BANC MSS C-F 190-192).

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS C-F 190 v.1-8
BANC MSS C-F 190 v.9
BANC MSS C-F 190 transc.
BANC MSS C-F 190-192 FILM
BANC MSS C-F 190

Origin:

California