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Benjamin Wilson Smith collection

Identifier: L146
Scope and Contents This collection includes Smith’s writings about the history of Warrick, Spencer, and White counties, Indiana and Harrison County, West Virginia, Manchester Academy and the postal system. Also included are his accounts of a trip from Virginia to White County in 1846 and an autobiography. Also, his scrapbook of clippings and notes on politics, his advice to students in Dearborn County, Daughters of the American Revolution applications for his family, correspondence with his daughter regarding...

Dr. Septer Patrick, California Gold Rush article

 Collection — Folder: S2639
Identifier: S2639
Scope and Contents The collection contains eleven typed pages, which are copied from the Wabash Courier, published in Terre Haute, Indiana. The reprints give the date, page, and column of the newspaper in which the items were published from 1848 through 1850. The stories pertain to Dr. Septer Patrick who, with his son Henry Clay (later called Septer Clay) Patrick), left Terre Haute for the California Gold Rush on April 7, 1849.The first page is about “The Prairie Car,” which was a train car used by...

Enoch Richard Steen diary

 Collection — Folder: S1244
Identifier: S1244
Scope and Contents This collection comprises a 62-page, typed transcript of the diary of Enoch Richard Steen from 1865, concerning his hobbies and social activities, farm work, the end of the U.S. Civil War, and experiences in Montana around Virginia City and Helena during the gold rush era.

Henry E. Wahl collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: L172

Henry W. Starr diary

 Collection — Folder: S1241
Identifier: S1241
Scope and Contents This collection comprises 63 typed pages of the diary of Henry W. Starr, written in 1850, which details Starr's experiences travelling across country to join the Calilfornia Gold Rush. His entries include his observations of animals, terrain, camps, weather, food, and people.

Hugh R. Foss papers

 Collection — Folder: S482
Identifier: S0482
Scope and Contents This collection includes a typed narrative from Hugh R. Foss in France on March 17, 1919 regarding his visit to the Riviera during World War I.

Inez Harris travel diary

 Collection — Folder: S3054
Identifier: S3054
Scope and Contents This collection contains a photocopied typscript entitled "Our Trip to California in September 1949" written by Inez Harris. Harris provides information about her trip out west via automobile and provides information such as locations, prices of gas, food, and hotels.

James A. Seaton, California Gold Rush articles

 Collection — Folder: S1797
Identifier: S1797
Scope and Contents This collection includes copies of a newspaper’s reprint of a diary kept in 1850 by James A. Seaton traveling from Indiana to California to participate in the California Gold Rush. The newspaper only includes excerpts from the diary with minimal annotations. The folder contains 11 documents and the publications from August 1, 1942 until August 6, 1942.

James O'Hara Denny diary

 Collection — Folder: S0352
Identifier: S0352
Scope and Contents This collection includes a diary from James O'Hara Denny in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois ranging in 1839 regarding travel through from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Randolph County, Illinois.

John Prichet journals

Identifier: L130
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three hand written journals (1849-1851) of Dr. John Prichet describing his journey from Indiana to California during the Gold Rush. His journals cover his trip from Centreville, Indiana to California by steamboat on the Ohio and Missouri rivers, and overland from Independence, Missouri to California using the Truckee River route; his life in the mining camps near Yuba City and Sacramento, California; and his return trip by ship from San Francisco through Panama, to...