John A. Harry diaries

John A. Harry diaries

Dates: bulk 1851-1853, 1851-1862, 1851-1853 (bulk)

Handwritten diaries containing entries concerning an overland journey from Tipton, Iowa, to Oregon. Describes Oregon City, Oregon, work for a lumber mill, travel on the Willamette River and daily life in Oregon City. The fourth diary covers a trip from March to July, 1862 to the Salmon River gold mines near Lewiston, Idaho.

  • Extent: 4 v. (2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Harry, John A.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 116
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John A. Harry diaries 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 116; John A. Harry diaries; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 116, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1974.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1974.
Subject Terms
Gold miners--Idaho; Gold mines and mining--Idaho; Immigration and American Expansion; Lewiston (Idaho)--History; Oregon City (Or.)--History; Overland journeys to the Pacific; Overland Journeys to the Western United States
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Harry (John A.) diaries
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-12T04:10-0700
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Biographical History

John A. Harry mainly lived and worked in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts