William Jefferson Cook diary and biography

William Jefferson Cook diary and biography

Dates: bulk 1850-1852, 1850-1852(bulk), 1850-1957 (inclusive)

Handwritten diary which describes Cook's journey overland from the Missouri River to California. Also describes the author's return by sea to New York, including a crossing by mule of the Isthmus of Panama. Also includes 4 pages of biographical information concerning Cook written in 1957 by Mary F. Owensby.

  • Extent: 107 p. (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cook, William Jefferson
  • Call Number: MSS SC 150
  • 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
Technical Requirements
Material is a photocopy.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from William Jefferson Cook diary and biography 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 150; William Jefferson Cook diary and biography; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 150, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1974.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1974.
Subject Terms
California--Description and travel; Humboldt River (Nev.)--Description and travel; Immigration and American Expansion; Indians of North America--Social life and customs; Overland journeys to the Pacific; Overland Journeys to the Western United States
Genre / Form
Biography--19th century; Diaries
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSSSC150
Finding Aid Title
Cook (William Jefferson) diary and biography
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-02T04:04-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

William Jefferson Cook lived and traveled in the Western US.



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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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