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Travel narratives

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Wilson Smith collection

 Collection
Identifier: L146
Scope and Contents This collection includes Benjamin WIlson 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...
Dates: 1858-1949

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.
Dates: 1865

Henry E. Wahl collection

 Collection
Identifier: L172
Scope and Contents The collection consists of letters to Henry E. Wahl from his parents (1936–1945) and letters to his parent during World War II. The letters originate from Bloomington, Indiana, California, Hawaii, and the Pacific. Included are letters from Donald Wahl, a naval officer serving in the Pacific.Additionally, the collection contains a notebook with a diary of a trip from Evansville Indiana to Nashville, Tennessee in and accounts for a schoolteacher in Gibson County in 1866, as well as...
Dates: 1865-1945

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.
Dates: 1850

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 after World War I.
Dates: 1919/03/17

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.
Dates: 1949

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.
Dates: 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.
Dates: 1839

John Prichet journals

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1849-1851

John Sedwick travel journal

 Collection — Folder S1162
Identifier: S1162
Scope and Contents This item is a journal of the travel of John Sedwick during 1820 when his family from Calvert County, Maryland traveled by way of Baltimore to Brownsville, down the Ohio River to New London, then by land to Monroe County, Indiana. The family traveled a distance of 1,200 miles in thirty seven days.
Dates: 1820