Cattle drive : autograph letter, [1850-1851].

  • Manuscript, Book
1 v. (21 leaves) ; 13 cm.


Getty AAT genre
ManuscriptsWest (U.S.)19th century [Browse]
Summary note
Diary of an unidentified cattle drover on a cattle drive from Ft. Laramie to California, written in the form of a letter addressed to "My Dear Wife" San Francisco, July 10, 1851. Contains a detailed account of their travels dated from June 23 to July 26, 1850. The writer talks of the barren desert, sickness from cholera, and indians.
Written in a small blank book entitled "Miners' & Travellers' Pocket Letter Book, designed expressly for the convenience of miners, and travellers to the mines, by Joseph W. Gregory ...," New York: Thompson & Hitchcock. San Francisco: Marvin & Hitchcock and B.M. Hyde, 1850. Nesbitt, Printer, N.Y.
Binding note
Original paper wrappers.
Source acquisition
Acc. no. AM 2003-75.
Place name(s)
United States California San Francisco.
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