David Chamberlin autobiography

David Chamberlin autobiography

Dates: 1853-1889

One handwritten autobiography by Chamberlin, one handwritten history of the early discoveries and settlement of California condensed from various authors, and miscellaneous items. Chamberlin talks about his youth, his various travels, and his encounters with Native Americans.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.05 linear ft.) : 83 p. ; 5 items
  • Creator: Chamberlin, David, 1819
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1917
  • 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.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from David Chamberlin autobiography 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 1917; David Chamberlin autobiography; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1917, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Esther C. Steward in 1982.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Esther C. Steward; 1982.
Subject Terms
Chamberlin, David, 1819-; California--History--1850-1950; Dakota Indians--History; Expeditions and Adventure; Immigration and American Expansion; Indians of North America--History; Overland journeys to the Pacific; Overland Journeys to the Western United States; West (U.S.)--History--1848-1860; West (U.S.)--History--1860-1890; West (U.S.)--History--1890-1945
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Chamberlin (David) autobiography
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-02T04:14-0700
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Biographical Note

American pioneer and traveler.

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