October 29, 2022

Eliphalet B. Crandall, 1834-1907 [RG0920.AM]


RG0920.AM:  Eliphalet B. Crandall, 1834-1907

Diary:  1859, Feb 5.-Aug. 19
Iowa; California:  
Size:  One folder


Born in Connecticut on June 25, 1834, Eliphalet B. Crandall spent most of his life in Iowa.  He married Jane Clifford in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, on December 26, 1874.  Crandall worked as a fruit grocer in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  Eliphalet B. Crandall died on November 11, 1907.  He is buried in Fairview Cemetery at Council Bluffs, Iowa.


This collection consists of the handwritten diary (and typescript) kept by Eliphalet Crandall dating from 1859, Feb. 5-Aug. 19. The first part of the diary describes his daily life in Iowa (no town is mentioned). On March 31, 1859, Crandall begins an overland journey to California. He writes about his stops along the way, including various places throughout Nebraska Territory. Various names of people and references to place names are mentioned.

Note: The original diary is fragile and restricted for preservation. Researchers are asked to use the typed transcript.


Diary (and typescript), 1859, Feb.5-Aug. 19

Subject headings:

Crandall, Eliphalet B., 1834-1907
Frontier and pioneer life
Nebraska Territory — History
Overland journeys to the Pacific

Revised TMM        05-21-2008

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