Title:D.S. Kenyon family letters, 1852-1862
Creator/Contributor:Kenyon, D. S., creator
Creator/Contributor:Kenyon, C. E.
Five handwritten letters (14 p.) by two different authors (possibly husband and wife) to friends and relatives addressed from
various locations. Places include: South Bend [Wash.?], Walla Walla, Wash., Jacksonville, Or., and Yreka, Calif. Letters include
details of departure and arrival dates for an overland trip through the Indian territories to Oregon via Council Bluffs and
the "Great Cascade" mountains. Other details include: the cost of lumber, nails, and food in Oregon, concerns for children,
condolences, prices of land, and comments about people's behavior during the "gold excitement." One letter is addressed to
"Friend Peter" and signed "your brother D.S. Kenyon." Another letter is signed "your sister C.E. Kenyon."
Subject:n-us-or -- n-us-wa -- n-us-ca
Kenyon, C. E -- Correspondence
Kenyon, D. S -- Correspondence
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Personal narratives
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
California -- Gold discoveries
Oregon National Historic Trail
Walla Walla (Wash.)
Kanesville Crossing (Iowa)
Council Bluffs (Iowa)
Partial typewritten transcripts of three letters are in folder.
D.S. Kenyon family letters,1852-1862, BANC MSS 2008/24, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
BANC MSS 2008/24