Finding Aid to the Susan Marsh Cranstone Journals MS.542

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 October 1


Title: Susan Marsh Cranstone Journals
Identifier/Call Number: MS.542
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder)
Date: undated
Abstract: This is a typed copy of the daily journal of Susan M. Cranstone on an Oregon Trail journey by covered wagon from Woodstock, Ohio to Dalles, Oregon, May 8, 1851 to Aug. 27, 1851.
creator: Cranstone, Susan Marsh, 1829-1857

Processing history

Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 1, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Related Archival Materials note

Susan Marsh Cranstone Overland Journal and Letters, 1851-1859, University of California, Berkeley, BANC MSS P-A 303 v.1; BANC MSS P-A 303 v.2; BANC MSS P-A 303 Transcript; BANC MSS P-A 300-303 FILM.

Biographical note

Susan Marsh Cranstone (or Cranston) (1829-1857) traveled from St. Joseph, Missouri to Oregon Territory in 1851. Her husband was Warren Crastone (or Cranston)

Scope and Contents

This is a typed copy of the daily journal of Susan Marsh Cranstone (1829-1857) on an Oregon Trail journey by covered wagon from Woodstock, Ohio to Dalles, Oregon, May 8, 1851 to Aug. 27, 1851. Includes brief entries describing Cranston's overland journey to the Pacific Northwest. Records mileage travelled, landscape features, encampments, and rivers and creeks along the route.

Acquisition

Donation from Mrs. Ortha Hoblit, 1960s.

Preferred citation

Susan Marsh Cranstone Journals, undated, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.542.

Use

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Access

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

Diaries
Frontier and pioneer life -- Oregon
Lebanon (Or.)
Oregon -- History -- Sources
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Overland travel
Personal narratives
Saint Joseph (Mo.)
Women pioneers