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Collection Number RG0713.AM
Collection Name RG0713 Benson, John H., ca. 1809-?
Identifier Personal papers
Size and Materials 1 item
Title John H. Benson journal transcript
Date or Date Span 1849
Date 1849
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content The collection consists of typescripts of a journal, 1849, kept by John H. Benson while traveling overland from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, to search for gold. He describes trains going west, geography, sickness and problems incurred, sites visited, Indians seen and the two-year anniversary celebration of the Mormons in Utah.
Creator Benson, John H., ca. 1809-?
Finding Aids John H. Benson finding aid
Subjects Indians of North America
People Benson, John H., ca. 1809-?
Search Terms Mormons and Mormonism
Overland journeys -- 1849
Salt Lake City (Utah) -- History
Genre Form Travel