Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 234 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder S417
Scope and Contents This collection includes newspaper excerpts from letters and diaries from Governor James Whitcomb, John Elder and James Elder in Indiana and California ranging from 1845/01/01 to 1850 regarding building construction, daily life and California during the Gold Rush.
Dates: 1845/01/01-1850 December
Collection — Folder S1117
Scope and Contents This is a typed transcript of John Ferris Riker's 1852 journal about his overland trip from Cincinnati to California to participate in the Gold Rush. A copy of the publication, which is 62 pages, is located at the Beinecke Library, Yale University. On the day of their departure, April 5, 1852, John Riker was 23 years old. His relative Aaron Riker was 22 years old, and his friend David Lichliter was 21 or 22. On page 3, John lists the three messes with six men in each. In the second...
Collection — Folder S2273
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopies of John H. Ray's pocket diary, with entries ranging from 1854 to 1856. Ray also used the diary to keep various newspaper clippings ranging from 1848 to 1856 regarding several political topics, including the Compromise of 1850, the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, slavery, presidential politics, prohibition, and temperance.
Collection — Folder S2189
Scope and Contents John Hewitt Jones wrote his biography, which is typed on seven long sheets. There are original documents and letters from 1793 through 1878. Several sheets give passenger names with their embarkation and destination on various riverboat trips. A document on blue paper, dated August 22, 1851, records resolutions for establishing the Rising Sun Wesleyan Seminary. In an envelope, hand-written diary pages and typed partial pages give historic information about Rising Sun from 1880 through 1887. ...
Collection — Folder S0103
Scope and Contents The collection contains a copy of the diary of John K. Benefiel, of the 46th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers. The diary discussed camp life and its hardships, the weather, troop movements, the re-election of Abraham Lincoln as reflected in the vote among the regiments. Regiments from Louisiana, Maine, Iowa, Ohio, New York, and Indiana are mentioned. The diary features an index in the back with Military units, boats, persons, and places.
Collection — Volume V169
Collection — Folder S3083
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopies of the 1865 diary used by John M. Ray while serving with Company C, 47th Indiana Regiment during the U.S. Civil War. The back pages of the diary contain several miscellaneous entries ranging from circa 1865 to 1871. The collection also includes photocopies of two pages of diary entries from late December 1864 and a February 17, 1892 document signed by Shelby Ray in acknowledgement of his payment in full of his share of Levi Ray's estate.
Collection — Folder S2187
Scope and Contents This collection includes "The Index to the Diary of John M'Coy of Clark County, Indiana, July 17, 1847 - April 30, 1852, compiled by Elizabeth Hayward, 1939" and "Extracts from the Diaries of John M'Coy of Clark County, Indiana, edited with an Introduction and Explanatory Notes by Elizabeth Hayward, Ridgewood, New Jersey, 1943." The manuscript which Ms. Hayward prepared in 1943 gives a history of the family on pages 1-5. From pages 6 to 16, she records items from John's diaries...
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...
Scope and Contents The collection consists principally of Tipton’s correspondence and business papers from the period 1810-1839 in Indiana. His correspondence, including retained copies of his outgoing letters, includes letters relating to the operations of the Indiana Militia in the 1810s; and political correspondence regarding the work of the state legislature (1820s-1830s), his senatorial elections (1831, 1832), his appointments to federal office (1831-1839), and local, state, and national issues, particularly...