Guide to the R. McConnell Diary (transcript) 1869-1891
Cage 5042

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
McConnell, R.
Title
R. McConnell Diary (transcript)
ID
Cage 5042
Date [inclusive]
1869 1891
Extent
1.0 folder
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of two copies of a typed transcription of the diary of R. McConnell, with entries for the years 1869 and 1881. The transcriber is not identified, and there is no information about the location of the original diary.

Preferred Citation note

R. McConnell diary transcript

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Very little information is readily available about R. McConnell. According to the original catalog information for this item, he settled in Moscow, Idaho Territory in 1881, where he established a store. Prior to that he had been a traveling salesman in the southern United States. The 1869 diary tells of his travels from Cincinnati to New Orleans and on to Florida. In the 1881 portion of the diary, McConnell records his experiences looking for a location in the west for his family to relocate. McConnell traveled by railroad and water from Xenia, Illinois to various cities and towns in California, Oregon, and Washington Territory; the last entry is July 2, 1881.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of two copies of a typed transcription of the diary of R. McConnell, with entries for the years 1869 and 1881. The transcriber is not identified, and there is no information about the location of the original diary.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2012

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

These items were donated to the Washington State University Libraries by John Brown at an unknown date. They were originally cataloged as a vertical file (VF 945), and were converted to a manuscript collection in 2012.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Cheryl Gunselman.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Moscow (Idaho)--History--Sources
  • Oregon Territory--Description and travel--Sources
  • Washington Territory--Description and travel--Sources
  • Washington Territory--History--Sources

Subject(s)

  • Moscow

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