The diaries describe an 1849 expedition by way of St. Joseph, Fort Kearney, Fort Laramie, South Pass, Sublette's Cut-off, Bear River, Cantonment Loring, Raft River, the Humboldt, Lassen's Route to Deer Creek, and Bruff's camp. They contain maps and sketches from the journey and notes on life in California. The journals were written from the diaries. The notebooks contain more sketches from the trip and of equipment. There are memoranda of supplies and equipment, routes, and remedies.
Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough, 1804-1889 [Author]
Gold mines and mining --California --History --19th century --Personal narratives Gold mines and mining --North America --History --19th century Gold mines and mining --Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.) Gold mines and mining --United States --History Gold mines and mining --West (U.S.) --History --19th century
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Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough, 1804-1889 Washington City and California Mining Association
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Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough, 1804-1889
Diaries, journals, and notebooks
WA MSS 50
Yale Collection of Western Americana
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
Number of Pages: 24
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