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The diary records Seth Luelling's travels from Cincinnati Ohio to California. Included are accounts of his finances, poetry of Oregon and California by his family members, and a list of names of members of the Luelling Family.
Seth Luelling (1820-1896; also known as Seth Lewelling) was a pioneer who traveled from Cincinnati, Ohio to California in 1850. An accomplished Orchardist, Luelling is best known for developing the Bing cherry. (Source: Phillip Cogswell, Capitol Names: Individuals Woven Into Oregon's History)
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[Identification of item], Seth Luelling diary, A 071, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.