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Title "A trip to California"
Archival Reference LMC 1322
Sub-collection Ellison Manuscripts, 1790-1949  
Author Stanislaus, Lasselle  
Date 6 Feb-24 Aug 1849
Document Type Diary
Contents Day by day account of overland journey, encounters with Native Americans, hunting, trading, settlements, forts, Mexican and US troops treating with Comanches, journeys by water. Refers to reports of Gold in San Felipe, Mexico.
Sub-collection Information The Ellison mss., 1790-1949, consist of materials compiled by Robert Spurrier Ellison, 1875-1945, oil producer. Ellison was from Casper, Wyoming, vice-president of Midwest Refining Company, and dedicated to preserving historic reminders of pioneer virtues.

The collection includes correspondence, memorandum books, overland diaries, journals of travel by water, accounts of skirmishes with Indians, and transportation in the Far West.
Region American Southwest, California & Mexico  
Subjects Travel and Transportation  Military History  Mexican-American War  American Indians  Indigenous Peoples  Hunting  Comanche Nation  Commerce and Trade  Settlers and Settlement  Treaty  River  Steamboats  Gambling  Leisure, Entertainment and Social Life  Land Speculation  Migration  Gold Rush  
Places California; Evansville; New York; Cairo; St. Louis; San Felipe; Baja; Mexico
People Stanislaus, Lasselle  Weirich, Thomas  Buchanon, Milton  Kelley, Phillip  Turner, George W.  
Themes Exploration, Expeditions & Travel
Library Lilly Library, Indiana University  
Copyright Lilly Library, Indiana University