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Author Perkins, Elisha Douglass, 1823-1852.

Title Gold rush diary, being the journal of Elisha Douglass Perkins on the Overland Trail in the spring and summer of 1849 Edited by Thomas D. Clark.

Published Lexington, University of Kentucky Press, 1967.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xxv, 206 pages) illustrations, maps, portraits
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-201).
Summary Among the hundreds captivated by the vision of quick riches in the gold fields of California was Elisha Douglass Perkins, a tall handsome youth from Marietta, Ohio, who has here left a remarkable first-hand account of the great trek westward in 1849. Perkins' diary is an unusually full and intimate record of crossing the plains and mountains of the Great West. Extensive notes supplement the text, associating it with numerous other published and unpublished accounts, while an appendix of reports and letters from the Marietta newspaper reveals the involvement of those at home with the Gold Rush.
Other author Clark, Thomas Dionysius, 1903-2005, editor.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Perkins, Elisha Douglass, 1823-1852 -- Diaries.
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Frontier and pioneer life -- California.
California -- Gold discoveries.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780813165271 (electronic bk.)
081316527X (electronic bk.)