Written by an unidentified young woman from Elbridge, New York, the pocket diary describes her journey by train with her mother
from New York to Los Angeles, California between January 1 and April 27, 1886. While in Los Angeles for almost three months,
the diarist described the sights, scenery, foods, and flora in the area. Of particular interest, she recorded her impressions
of Los Angeles's Chinatown, describing the inhabitants and their culture as well as instances of white opposition to the Chinese.
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