John Mason Brown Diary, 1861

Descriptive Summary

Title
John Mason Brown Diary, 1861
Creator
Brown, John Mason, 1837-1890
Extent
1 v. (197 p. )
Subjects
Indians of North America-- West (U.S.)-- Social life and customs.
West (U.S.)-- Description and travel.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Lawyer, soldier, historian. Brown's diary chronicles his trip from St. Louis to Oregon and California and back and the means of transportation he used. He describes his party's route, experiences, the geography and geology of the areas traversed, the Indian tribes encountered, linguistics, and military affairs. This diary was published in The Filson Club Quarterly 24 (April, July 1950