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John Mason Brown Diary, 1861

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Title

John Mason Brown Diary

Date

1861

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], John Mason Brown Diary, 1861, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

1 v. (197 p. )

Scope and Content

Lawyer, soldier, historian. Brown's diary chronicles his trip from St. Louis to Oregon and California and back and the means of transportation he used. He describes his party's route, experiences, the geography and geology of the areas traversed, the Indian tribes encountered, linguistics, and military affairs. This diary was published in The Filson Club Quarterly 24 (April, July 1950

Subjects

  • Indians of North America-- West (U.S.)-- Social life and customs.
  • West (U.S.)-- Description and travel.

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