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Finding Aid to the Walter Kerr Halsted California Manuscript MS.634
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  • Title: Walter Kerr Halsted California Manuscript
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.634
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
    Date: after 1849
    Abstract: This is a typed copy of a manuscript by Walter Kerr Halsted entitled "My Trip to California in '49," wherein Halsted recounts the four years he spent traveling to and living in California, starting in 1849. Halsted was 91 at the time he wrote the original manuscript.
    creator: Halsted, Walter Kerr, 1820-1911

    Scope and Contents

    This is an 18-paged typed copy of a manuscript by Walter Kerr Halsted entitled "My Trip to California in '49," wherein Halsted recounts the four years he spent traveling to and living in California, starting in 1849. Halsted was 91 at the time he wrote the original manuscript.
    The extended title of the account is "My Trip to California in '49. Via boat to Panama, overland to the Pacific, and up the coast to San Francisco by boat." The document describes Halsted's life in California during the gold rush days; lynching; method of mining; Native Americans; and clipper ships.

    Preferred citation

    Text: Walter Kerr Halsted California Manuscript, after 1849, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.634.

    Acquisition

    Donated to the Library as part of the Munk Library of Arizoniana, 1910 April 7.

    Processing history

    Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 25, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    California -- History -- 19th century
    Diaries
    Gold mines and mining -- California -- History
    Indians of North America -- California
    Lynching -- California
    Manuscripts
    Overland journeys to the Pacific
    Panama Canal (Panama)
    San Francisco (Calif.)
    Travel literature
    Typescript