For use by members of Fall 2016 Course - HIS 374: History of the American West

Transcribing The West: Gold Rush & Overland Diaries and Letters, 1849-1877


  • John V. Bradway, “Journal of Overland Journey to Pikes Peak,” 1859-61.
  • William Brisbane, “Journal of a Trip, or, Notes of One: From Fort Leavenworth to San Francisco via Santa Fe,” 1849.
  • Diary of an officer on John N. Macomb's Expedition in Utah, 1859
  • J. A Larnard, “Journal of an Overland Journey to Pikes Peak,” 1859.
  • Loyal Nelson Waterhouse, “Diary of an Overland Journey to California,” 1850.
  • Daniel Gano, "Gold Rush Scrapbook," 1846-1850.
  • Luzern Humphrey Papers, 1852-1854.
  • Dewitt C. Seaver, David L. Hastings, Horace Seaver, and Solon L. Seaver, “Sixty-One Unpublished Manuscript Letters Written from California and Elsewhere,” 1853-1877.
  • Joseph Richard Bradway, “Letters Written from the Oregon Trail and California," 1853-61; Written from California by Elvira Bradway, His Wife, 1855-57.
  • Thomas Adams, &quot;Journal, Vol. I,&quot; May 5, 1853 - May 19, 1854. <br /><br />
  • Baldwin Family Gold Rush Collection, 1849-1852.
  • Dexter P. Hosley, &quot;Journal from Saint Joseph&#039;s to California by the Overland Route,&quot; 1852.
  • Thomas Adams, &quot;Journal, Vol. II,&quot; June 26, 1854 - April 26, 1855.
  • Anonymous, &quot;Cattle Drive Diary Written in the Form of a Letter,&quot; [1850-1851].
  • M. A. Violette, &quot;Overland Journey from Huntsville, Missouri to Sleepy Hollow, California,&quot; April 12 - Sept. 5, 1849.
  • David Starr Hoyt Manuscripts, [1852-1853].
  • B. F. Burche, “Diary of a Journey to California,” 1849.
  • Brigham Young Collection, 1846-1872.