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Overland journey : from Kansas to California / by Thomas J. B. Cramer

Overland journey : from Kansas to California / by Thomas J. B. Cramer

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Creator: Cramer, Thomas J. B
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Date: 1859
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Cramer, of Douglas County, Kansas, was judge of the 1855 elections, inspector general of the militia, and territorial treasurer under the Lecompton Constitution. He was the pro-slavery candidate for treasurer in 1857. He left for California in 1859 with his wife and brother Samuel.
Gift of William Robertson Coe.
Original boards.
Wanting p. 1-2? Contemporary pagination runs from p. 3-182, of which p. 182 is the back pastedown. Several other errors in pagination noted.
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The diary describes the journey from Kansas to California along the California Trail, by way of Fort Kearny, the Platte and Sweetwater, Fort Bridger, Salt Lake City, the Mormon route by Pilot Springs to the Humboldt and Carson Rivers, Hope Valley, Drytown, and Sacramento. The diary describes the country, Indians, and conditions in California, especially politics.
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1 v. (184 p.) ; 19 cm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Object ID: 14892018
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