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Collection Number RG1027.AM
Collection Name RG1027 Gilmore, Andrew Hall, 1829-1907
Identifier Personal papers
Size and Materials 1 folder
Title Andrew Hall Gilmore collection
Date or Date Span 1850-1907
Year Range from 1850
Year Range to 1907
Scope & Content The collection contains a transcript of a diary kept by Andrew Hall Gilmore (transcribed by Raymond M. Gilmore). The diary provides an account of the overland journey taken by Gilmore from Indiana to California. The diary begins in Indiana on March 12, 1850 and ends in California on January 1, 1853. Throughout the diary, Gilmore describes his surroundings, including wild life, land use, camp life, towns he travels through, relations with the Indians, etc. The collection includes several letters dating from 1851-1852 written by Gilmore from Placerville, California to his brother James. The letters describe various aspects of gold mining including the building of canals and flumes.

Also included in the collection is background information about the Gilmore Family compiled by James H. Gilmore. This includes information about Gilmore's mother, Sarah Josephine Allen Gilmore. There are also brief histories of Auburn, Nebraska and Nemaha County, Nebraska, where Gilmore eventually settled in 1869.
Creator Gilmore, Andrew Hall, 1829-1907
Finding Aids Andrew Hall Gilmore finding aid.
Related units of description Related collections include:

George Harrison Gilmore collection [RG3270]
Raymond M. Gilmore photo collection [RG4435.PH]
Subjects Gold mining
Travel
People Gilmore, Andrew Hall, 1829-1907
Gilmore, James H.
Gilmore, Nathan
Gilmore, Raymond M., 1896-1983
Gilmore, Sarah Josephine (Allen), 1840-1932
Search Terms Allen Family
Auburn (Neb.) -- History
California -- History
California Trail
Gilmore Family
Gold mines and mining -- California
Illinois -- Description and travel
Missouri -- Description and travel
Nebraska -- Description and travel
Nemaha County (Neb.) -- History
Oregon Trail
Overland Journeys to the Pacific
Placerville (Calif.) -- History