Title:Robert Eccleston diaries: and materials related to publication : ms.S, 1849-1856
Creator/Contributor:Eccleston, Robert, 1830-1911, creator
Creator/Contributor:Eccleston, Ethel Baird.
Drawings throughout. Diary begun, Apr. 3, 1849, on journey to California as a member of the Fremont Association of New York.
Landing at Galveston from the ship, Benjamin R. Milam, the party proceeded overland via the Tucson cut-off. Subsequent volumes
record life in the Southern mines; experiences as a member of Major Savage's Mariposa Battalion which visited Yosemite Valley
during the Indian uprising (1851); trip to Hannibal, Mo., via Nicaragua and New Orleans, to purchase sheep and return to California,
overland (1853); life at Garden Ranch near Forbestown, Butte Co. (1855); trip to New York via Panama and return via Nicaragua
Biographical notes, supplied by Mrs. Ethel Baird Eccleston, and supplementary material assembled for publication of the 1849
overland diary by George P. Hammond and Edward H. Howes, included.
Subject:Savage, James D -- 1823-1852
California. -- Militia. -- Mariposa Battalion.
California. -- Militia.
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Gold mines and mining -- Associations, institutions, etc
Mines and mineral resources -- California
Sheep -- California
Indians of North America -- California
Panama, Isthmus of (Panama)
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Butte County (Calif.)
Diary #7 (1849): Also available on microfilm.
12 v. (.5 linear ft.)
1 microfilm reel : negative (Rich. 905:8) and positive.
BANC MSS C-F 47 Box 1
BANC MSS C-F 47 v. 11
BANC MSS C-F 47 v. 12
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