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Joseph Goldsborough Bruff Diaries, Journals, and Notebooks

Sixteen illustrated diaries describing an 1849 expedition by a draftsman in the Bureau of Topographical Engineers.
Pass of Rattlesnake Mountains and Devil's Gate. Volume 2, 1849 August 5 - November
Pass of Rattlesnake Mountains and Devil's Gate. Volume 2, 1849 August 5 - November

About the Collection

Joseph Bruff was a draftsman in the Bureau of Topographical Engineers. These diaries describe his 1849 expedition by way of St. Joseph, Fort Kearney, Fort Laramie, South Pass, Sublette's Cut-off, Bear River, Cantonment Loring, Raft River, the Humboldt, Lassen's Route to Deer Creek, and Bruff's camp. They contain maps and sketches from the journey and notes on life in California. The journals were written from the diaries. The notebooks contain more sketches from the trip and of equipment. Also included are memoranda of supplies and equipment, routes, and remedies.

The Collection

16 volumes (in 1 case) : illus.; 22 cm. or smaller.

Western Americana
Call Numbers
WA MSS 50
Citations
Joseph Goldsborough Bruff Diaries, Journals, and Notebooks. Western Americana Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

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