F.E.W. Patten Diary, 1863 June 26-1863 September 27  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Patten, F. E. W. (Francis England Wall), 1823-1898
Title
F.E.W. Patten Diary
Dates
1863 June 26-1863 September 27
Quantity
1 item
Collection Number
Collection 396, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The F.E.W. Patten Diary is a typewritten transcription of an original diary kept by Patten during his journey from Denver to Virginia City and then to Salt Lake City, in 1863. The text describes travel incidents, Virginia City, Bannack, Salt Lake City, and Mormonism.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

F.E.W. Patten was born in Missouri and served in the Mexican American War. He moved to Denver, Colorado Territory in 1862 and again to Virginia City, Montana Territory, in 1863. After briefly working as a freighter, Patten established a general store at Virginia City in 1864. He moved to Butte in 1881 where he worked in the insurance business. He married Mary A. Armstrong at St. Joseph, Missouri in 1872.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Typewritten transcription of an original diary kept by Patten during his journey from Denver to Virginia City and then to Salt Lake City, in 1863. The location of the original diary is unknown but may be in the possession of descendants of Frances Patten. The text describes travel incidents, Virginia City, Bannack, Salt Lake City, and Mormonism. The manuscript is bound.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mormon Church
  • Geographical Names :
  • Bannack (Mont.)-Description and travel
  • Denver (Colo.)
  • Salt Lake City (Utah)-Description and travel
  • Virginia City (Mont.)-Description and travel
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Diaries-West (U.S.)