Grandma's diary

Grandma's diary

Dates: 1859

Typescript of a diary by Eva Morse which records the overland journey by railroad from Compton, Illinois, to Eddyville, Iowa. From there she proceeded with a wagon train to Stockton, California. Included are descriptions of Indians and sarcastic remarks about a Mormon handcart company.

  • Extent: 1 items (34 leaves) (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Morse, Eva, 1834
  • Call Number: MSS SC 112
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Grandma's Diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 112; Grandma's Diary; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 112, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1974.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1974.
Subject Terms
Immigration and American Expansion; Indians of North America--History--Sources; Mormon handcart companies; Morse, Eva, 1834---Diaries; Overland journeys to the Pacific--History--Sources; Overland Journeys to the Western United States
Genre / Form
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy).
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Finding Aid Title
Grandma's Diary
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-04T16:42-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Eva Morse lived in the American West during the 19th Century.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts