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The experiences of a young man while traveling with a wagon train from Omaha, Nebraska to Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, 1860-1865

The experiences of a young man while traveling with a wagon train from Omaha, Nebraska to Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, 1860-1865

Dates: 1860-1865

Typescript of a journal, written in retrospect, which describes Bross' personal experiences and observations as he worked and traveled in the West. He describes life in the West, outlaw atrocities, cruelties by the Indians, and Mormons in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Extent: 71 p. (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Bross, John H.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 119
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from The experiences of a young man while traveling with a wagon train from Omaha, Nebraska to Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, 1860-1865 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 119; The experiences of a young man while traveling with a wagon train from Omaha, Nebraska to Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, 1860-1865; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 119, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1974.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1974.
Subject Terms
United States. Army--Indian troops; Frontier and pioneer life; Indians of North America; Mormon-Gentile relations; Mormons--Utah--Salt Lake City; Pawnee Indians; Vigilance committes--Idaho; Virginia City (Mont.)--History
Genre / Form
Diaries
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSSSC119
Finding Aid Title
Experiences of a young man while traveling with a wagon train from Omaha, Nebraska to Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, 1860-1865
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-12T04:10-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biograpihcal History

John H. Bross traveled through the American West.



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Ryan Lee
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