F.E.W. Patten Diary, 1863 June 26-1863 September 27 PDF
- Patten, F. E. W. (Francis England Wall), 1823-1898
- F.E.W. Patten Diary
- 1863 June 26-1863 September 271863062618630927
- 1 item
- Collection Number
- Collection 396, MtBC, us (collection)
- 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.
- Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
- 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.)