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Title Journal [manuscript]: 1850-1853
Author Grover, Joel
Document Type Diary
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Journal kept by Joel Grover in Richmond, N.Y. (1851-1852) and by Grover, or possibly A. E. McConnell, on the trail from Iowa to Oregon (1853). Richmond, N.Y., entries include bookstore accounts (May 30 - June 8, 185?), a diary detailing summer farm chores and winter school-teaching (Feb. 20, 1851 - Dec., 1852), a table of temperatures recorded three times per day (Mar. 9 - Oct. 19, 1851), and miscellaneous recipes and formulas. Overland-related entries include a diary commencing May 9, 1853, in Cedar Rapids, and ending Oct. 8, 1853, near Jacksonville, Or., a record of the Oregon expenses of A. E. McConnell (May 10 - Oct., 1852), calculations of the expenses of Grover, Sisley, and Coleman, and mileage charts. The overland diary mentions other emigrant trains and describes terrain, road and grass conditions, Fort Laramie, Independence Rock, and Salt Lake City.
Names McConnell, A. E.
Places Richmond, New York, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Jacksonville, Oregon, Independence Rock, Fort Laramie, Wyoming, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Keywords shop, farming, agriculture, pioneer, frontier, school, education, emigrant, trail, Oregon Trail, personal account, weather
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Culture Area Northeast, Great Plains, Great Basin, Plateau, Northwest Coast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 3083
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue