Orange Gaylord diary , 1850-1853

Overview of the Collection

Gaylord, Orange, 1823-
Orange Gaylord diary
1850-1853 (inclusive)
0.1 linear feet, (1 container)  :  1 folder
Collection Number
A 040
The Orange Gaylord diary is a typed copy of Gaylord's accounts of his travels to and from the west during the years 1850-1853.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 5413463068
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Orange Gaylord was born in 1823. In 1850 he embarked on an overland trip from Illinois to California and then traveled to Oregon. In 1851 he reutrned to Illinois via Panama and New York. In 1853 Gaylord returned to Oregon from Illinois via an overland route.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of a typed copy Gaylord's accounts of his journeys to and from the west. The original diary is housed at the Oregon Historical Society Library repository. This copy, made in May 1939, is 39 pages in total.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Overland journeys to the Pacific

Geographical Names

  • California National Historic Trail
  • Oregon National Historic Trail
  • West (U.S.)--Description and travel

Form or Genre Terms

  • Reminiscences