Edward Kitchell Diary Transcripts, 1852-1864

Summary Information

Title: Edward Kitchell Diary Transcripts
Inclusive Dates: 1852-1864

  • Kitchell, Edward, 1829-1869
Call Number: Micro 485

Quantity: 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Diaries, 1852-1853, of Edward Kitchell concerning his journey from Illinois across the Great Plains in a wagon train, his gold prospecting on Rabbit Creek, California, and his school teaching and hog driving in Oregon. Included are descriptions of terrain and scenery, Pawnees and other Indians encountered, Mormons and their settlements in Utah, and comments on food, water, livestock, prices, and diseases. Also present are diaries, 1862-1864, of Kitchell's Civil War service as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 98th Illinois Infantry, mainly in Tennessee, and obituaries for Mrs. John W. Kitchell and Mrs. William R. Kitchell.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-micr0485
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