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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG0920.AM:  Eliphalet B. Crandall, 1834-1907



Diary:  1859, Feb 5.-Aug. 19

Iowa; California:  

Size:  One folder



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born in Connecticut on June 25, 1834, Eliphalet B. Crandall spent most of his life in Iowa.  He married Jane Clifford in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, on December 26, 1874.  Crandall worked as a fruit grocer in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  Eliphalet B. Crandall died on November 11, 1907.  He is buried in Fairview Cemetery at Council Bluffs, Iowa.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of the handwritten diary (and typescript) kept by Eliphalet Crandall dating from 1859, Feb. 5-Aug. 19. The first part of the diary describes his daily life in Iowa (no town is mentioned). On March 31, 1859, Crandall begins an overland journey to California. He writes about his stops along the way, including various places throughout Nebraska Territory. Various names of people and references to place names are mentioned.



Note: The original diary is fragile and restricted for preservation. Researchers are asked to use the typed transcript.



INVENTORY



Diary (and typescript), 1859, Feb.5-Aug. 19



 



Subject headings:



Crandall, Eliphalet B., 1834-1907

Diaries

Frontier and pioneer life

Nebraska Territory — History

Overland journeys to the Pacific



 



Revised TMM        05-21-2008