Finding Aid to the Memorandum or Travels to California by Charles O. Loomis MS.619

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 23


Title: Memorandum or Travels to California by Charles O. Loomis
Identifier/Call Number: MS.619
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet (4 folders)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1852-1853
Date (inclusive): 1852-1853, 1926
Abstract: This collection contains a leather-bound journal, written in pencil and ink, written by Charles O. Loomis of Ripley, Chatauqua County, New York, during his travels to California from March 25, 1852 to March 25, 1853.
creator: Loomis, Charles O., fl. 1850

Processing history

Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 23, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Preferred citation

Memorandum or Travels to California by Charles O. Loomis, 1852-1853, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.619; [folder number] [folder title][date].

Custodial history

The journal was left by the Charles O. Loomis in a hotel owned by D. W. Madden in Tulare, California. Madden's granddaughter, Lillian Gorham, donated the volume to the Southwest Museum in 1926.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a leather-bound journal, written in pencil and ink, written by Charles O. Loomis of Ripley, Chatauqua County, New York, during his travels to California from March 25, 1852 to March 25, 1853. Written on the first page: Memorandum or Travels to California. This collection also includes a typed transcript of the journal, and acid-free copies of the typed transcript.

Acquisition

Donation from Lillian Gorham, 1926 July 22.

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

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

California -- Description and travel
Cholera
Diaries
Manuscripts
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Paiute Indians
Typescripts