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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3401.AM:  Patrick N. Traviss, 1869-1939



Microfilm of one journal: 1897

Orleans, Harlan County, Nebraska

Size: 1 item on 1 reel of microfilm



BACKGROUND NOTE



Patrick N. Traviss, son of Nathaniel and Johanna (Brick) Traviss, was born May 28, 1869 in Ontario, Canada.  He was a resident of Orleans, Nebraska from 1888-1918 and later lived in Nebraska until his death on October 22, 1939.  He is buried in Calvary Cemetery at Orleans, Nebraska.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists one reel of microfilm containing the journal of Patrick Traviss, 1897.  The journal relates to a trip by mule team and wagon from Orleans, Nebraska to Houston, Idaho, begun April 26, 1897 by Traviss and three other men, Jacob Spoore, Eric Olson, and Sherman Russan. The narrative, 121 typed pages, was probably expanded from a diary kept at the time, and records daily activities with comments regarding geographical features, wildlife, and people and places encountered along the route.



The journal was loaned for microfilming in 1973.  History Nebraska does not hold the original journal.



INVENTORY



Reel 1 – Journal of Patrick Traviss, 1897



 



Subject headings:



Frontier and pioneer life — West (U.S.)

Overland journeys

Pioneers — West (U.S.)

Traviss, Patrick N., 1869-1939



 



Revised TMM      07-10-2019