|Creator:||Tiffany, Palmer C., 1809-|
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Tiffany with his wife and father-in-law, Pennel Cheney, migrated to Iowa from Massachusetts, settling in Mount Pleasant in 1838. Tiffany opened a tavern, was engaged in the jewelry business, and served as justice of the peace and postmaster. He was one of the early trustees of Iowa Wesleyan College.
The journal records the 1849 trip from Iowa to California by a company under Presley Saunders. They went by boat from Burlington to St. Louis, St. Joseph, and overland by Sublette's Cutoff, Fort Hall, the Humboldt, Carson River, Hangtown, and the mines. The diary ends at the mines, but while traveling home on the ship Falcon in 1851, he copied entries for November and December 1849 from J. Grantham's diary, summarized events from his life in the mines, and made notes on his sea voyage. The journal is accompanied by a copy photograph of a charcoal portrait of Tiffany.
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