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Object ID RG0807.AM
Collection RG0807 Vivian, Martin, 1805-1890
Object Name Personal papers
Extent of Description 1 item
Title Martin Vivian journal transcript
Date 1850
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content This collection consists of Martin Vivian's overland trail daily journal, 1850, in typescript form. The typescript was edited by Walker D. Wyman.

Vivian left Lafayette County, Missouri on April 1st and traveled on the Kaw, Big Blue, and Little Blue Rivers to the Platte. After reaching Ft. Laramie on June 11th, he traveled through South Pass and Hudspeth Cutoff before reaching Humboldt Sink on August 10th. This journal appears as entry #996 in Merrill Mattes' Platte River Road Narratives.
Creator Vivian, Martin, 1805-1890
Other Creators Wyman, Walker D., 1907-1999
Finding Aids Finding aid
Subjects Diaries
Travel
People Vivian, Martin, 1805-1890
Wyman, Walker D., 1907-1999
Search Terms Nebraska Territory -- Description and travel
Overland journeys