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Henry W. Starr diary

Label
Henry W. Starr diary, 1850
Title
Henry W. Starr diary
Inclusive dates
1850
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Biographical or historical data
Henry W. Starr joined the California Gold Rush in 1850, along with several other young men: Benjamin Lamb, C. H. Sharon, William L. Brown, O. McKinsey, Thomas Monley, Levi Alred, Johnathan Whitacre, Burgess Wilcoxen, Jacob Lamb, and Jeremiah Starr. The group started their journey in Richmond, Indiana on April 2, 1850, travelling first to Cincinnati where they were joined by D. Huston. They traveled by steamer to St. Louis, Missouri, where they waited until April 16, 1850 to start the trek along the Oregon Trail. They reached the Sierra Mountains in early September.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1899-1962
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Starr, Henry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Starr, Henry
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Travel
  • California
  • California
  • Cincinnati (Ohio)
  • Richmond (Ind.)
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)
Label
Henry W. Starr diary
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2806
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/01/26 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid completed 2017/01/26 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2017/02/10 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20900182
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn978251076
  • (OCoLC)978251076
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Henry W. Starr diary
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2806
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/01/26 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid completed 2017/01/26 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2017/02/10 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20900182
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn978251076
  • (OCoLC)978251076
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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