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[Rowland Willard's journal, 1825-1827]

From: Rowland Willard-Elizabeth S. Willard papers

[Rowland Willard's journal, 1825-1827]

From: Rowland Willard-Elizabeth S. Willard papers

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Other Creator: Willard, Dr
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Date: 1825-1827
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Front cover wanting.
Abstract:
Manuscript journal kept by Dr. Rowland Willard during his travels along the Santa Fe Trail, 1825-1827. Daily entries record routes taken, scenery, plants, animals, fellow travelers on the Trail, and encounters with Indians. Includes descriptions of Taos, Santa Fe, and Chihuahua, where he settled and established his medical practice. Begins with Willard’s departure from St. Charles, Missouri, on May 6, 1825, and traces his journey with a caravan of thirty-three men traveling by pack horse along the Arkansas River and into New Mexico. The journal describes local men of note in the various locales visited, including trader Augustus Storrs in Santa Fe, and the alcades of Santa Fe and Albuquerque. During his journey, Willard engaged in trading with those he encountered, and the prices of goods bought and sold are recorded in his journal. The journal also includes descriptions of the men Willard met in Chihuahua, including Comanche chiefs, Governor Arce, and several American traders.
Physical Description:
142 p.
15 cm.
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Box 1
Folder:
Folder 14
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Curatorial Area: Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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