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Guide to the Lucena Pfuffer Parsons journal: The woman in the sunbonnet: typescript, 1850-1851, 1928
Special Collections M0085  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lucena Pfuffer Parsons journal: The woman in the sunbonnet: typescript,
    Date (inclusive): 1850-1851, 1928
    Collection number: Special Collections M0085
    Creator: N/A
    Extent: 1 item (58p.)
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions:

    None.

    Publication Rights:

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Provenance:

    Gift of Elizabeth Wilbur.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Lucena Pfuffer Parsons journal: The woman in the sunbonnet: typescript, M0085, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    BIOGRAPHY

    Lucena Parsons was born in August, 1821 in the state of New York. Before marrying George Washington Parsons in March 1850, Lucena was a schoolteacher in Wisconsin. In the spring of 1850, Lucena and her husband started a cross country journey. They arrived in California one year later and settled in Oakland where they took up farming.

    SCOPE AND CONTENT

    Summary: An edited version of the journal kept by Parsons during her trip overland from Wisconsin to California in 1850, edited with an introduction by Elene and Elizabeth Wilbur. The journal is the chronology of a trip undertaken by a young woman and her husband as they travelled from Janesville, Wisconsin to what was to become Oakland, California.