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West (U.S.)--Description and travel

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Daily report of Charles Boss. Life and adventures on the frontiers.

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0006

Fictionalized journal of Charles Boss describing his frontier life and encounters with Indians while serving in the United States Army from 1866 to 1884.

Dates: circa 1884-1893

Mary Wager Fisher Western floral sketchbook

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0061

This sketchbook was created by American journalist and author Mary Wager Fisher (d. 1915) and includes full-color drawings and pencil sketches from the 1870s and 1880s. Most of the drawings depict plants observed around Seattle, Washington, but Fisher also included sketches of buildings, household objects, and people observed elsewhere.

Dates: 1871-1872, 1884-1885; Majority of material found in 1885

The overland narrative of John Grindell: Platteville, Wis., to California 1850 : typed carbon copy

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0031

This typed transcript of a journal chronicles Platteville, Wisconsin, resident John Grindell's 1850 overland journey west during the California Gold Rush.

Dates: 1850 March 25-August 1

Edward F. Smith travel journal

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0067

This travel diary written by Edward F. Smith documents his 1869 journey from Dubuque, Iowa, to Omaha, Nebraska, and further west along the Platte River. The journal also served as a commonplace book and features handwritten quotes and poems, assorted facts, sketches, handwriting exercises, records of financial transactions, and debts owed.

Dates: circa 1869-870