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An overland journey from San Francisco to New York by way of the Salt Lake City

An overland journey from San Francisco to New York by way of the Salt Lake City

Dates: 1866

Handwritten copy of an article published in the "Good Words and Sunday Magazine" on 1 June 1866 (vol. 7, pp. 380-393). After serving as a gunboat captain in British Columbia, Verney made the overland journey by stage coach from San Francisco, California to New York City in 1865. Verney was a well-educated traveler and his description of the overland route is extensive. Stage coach traveling was exhausting and Verney describes both the rough conditions and his fellow travelers. Trouble with Indians pervaded. Verney made an extended visit to Salt Lake City and met with Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball. While unimpressed with Mormonism, he approved of Salt Lake City. The piece ends with Verney at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York City.

  • Extent: 1 item (49 p.)(+ 1 photocopy 49 p.)(+ 1 typescript 50 p.)(0.09 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Verney, Edmund Hope, 1838-1910
  • Call Number: MSS SC 2217
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • 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 An overland journey from San Francisco to New York by way of the Salt Lake City 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 2217; An overland journey from San Francisco to New York by way of the Salt Lake City; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 2217, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased through Argosy Book Store in 1984.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Argosy Book Store; 1984.
Subject Terms
Great Britain. Royal Navy--Officers--Diaries; Kimball, Heber Chase, 1801-1868; Verney, Edmund Hope, 1838-1910--Diaries; Verney, Edmund Hope, 1838-1910--Views on Mormons; Young, Brigham, 1801-1877; Immigration and American Expansion; Overland journeys to the Pacific; Overland Journeys to the Western United States; Salt Lake City (Utah)--Description and travel; West (U.S.)--Description and travel
Genre / Form
Essays
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSSSC2217
Finding Aid Title
Overland journey from San Francisco to New York by way of the Salt Lake City
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-11-02T17:00-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical note

Prominent British citizen. Verney served in the Royal Navy for twenty-six years and was elected to four years' service in Parliament.



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