Scope and Contents
The Amelia A. Hadley journal includes entries regarding her 1851 journey from Galesburg, Illinois to Oregon City, Oregon. Hadley describes life on the trail including gunshot wounds and trail fever as well as animals encountered along the way.
- Hadley, Amelia A., 1825-1886 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Ameila A. Hadley (1825-1886) was born Amelia Hammond in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1851, she married Samuel B. Hadley of Maine, and together they made a 130 day cross country trek from Illinois to Oregon. (Source: Best of Covered Wagon Women by Kenneth L. Holmes)
0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder
Language of Materials
The Amelia A. Hadley journal includes entries regarding her 1851 journey from Galesburg, Illinois to Oregon City, Oregon.
Existence and Location of Copies
This collection has been microfilmed. Microfilm reels are available for purchase, or via Inter-library Loan. When requesting reels for this collection, please request: “Women’s Lives, Series 3, American Women Missionaries and Pioneers Collection, reel(s) 92.”
Microfilms of this collection have been digitized. Digital images prepared from microfilm copies are available from Special Collections & University Archives, and available online through Gale’s Women's Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
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