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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1027.AM:  Andrew Hall Gilmore, 1829-1907



Papers:  1850-1907, mostly 1850-1853

Indiana; California:  Gold miner

Size:  One folder



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection contains a transcript of a diary kept by Andrew Hall Gilmore (transcribed by Raymond M. Gilmore). The diary provides an account of the overland journey taken by Gilmore from Indiana to California. The diary begins in Indiana on March 12, 1850 and ends in California on January 1, 1853. Throughout the diary, Gilmore describes his surroundings, including wild life, land use, camp life, towns he travels through, relations with the Indians, etc. The collection includes several letters dating from 1851-1852 written by Gilmore from Placerville, California to his brother James. The letters describe various aspects of gold mining including the building of canals and flumes.



Also included in the collection is background information about the Gilmore Family compiled by James H. Gilmore. This includes information about Gilmore’s mother, Sarah Josephine Allen Gilmore. There are also brief histories of Auburn, Nebraska and Nemaha County, Nebraska, where Gilmore eventually settled in 1869.



ADDITIONAL OR RELATED MATERIALS



George Harrison Gilmore collection [RG3270]

Raymond M. Gilmore photo collection [RG4435.PH]



 



Subject headings:



Allen Family

Auburn (Nebraska) — History

California — History

California Trail

Gilmore Family

Gilmore, Andrew Hall, 1829-1907

Gilmore, James H.

Gilmore, Nathan

Gilmore, Raymond M., 1896-1983

Gilmore, Sarah Josephine (Allen), 1840-1932

Gold mines and mining — California

Illinois — Description and travel

Missouri — Description and travel

Nebraska — Description and travel

Nemaha County (Nebraska) — History

Oregon Trail

Overland Journeys to the Pacific

Placerville (California) — History



 



Revised TMM        05-05-2008