Patrick N. Traviss [RG3401.AM]


RG3401.AM:  Patrick N. Traviss, 1869-1939

Microfilm of one journal: 1897

Orleans, Harlan County, Nebraska

Size: 1 item on 1 reel of microfilm


Patrick N. Traviss, son of Nathaniel and Johanna (Brick) Traviss, was born May 28, 1869 in Ontario, Canada.  He was a resident of Orleans, Nebraska from 1888-1918 and later lived in Nebraska until his death on October 22, 1939.  He is buried in Calvary Cemetery at Orleans, Nebraska.


This collection consists one reel of microfilm containing the journal of Patrick Traviss, 1897.  The journal relates to a trip by mule team and wagon from Orleans, Nebraska to Houston, Idaho, begun April 26, 1897 by Traviss and three other men, Jacob Spoore, Eric Olson, and Sherman Russan. The narrative, 121 typed pages, was probably expanded from a diary kept at the time, and records daily activities with comments regarding geographical features, wildlife, and people and places encountered along the route.

The journal was loaned for microfilming in 1973.  History Nebraska does not hold the original journal.


Reel 1 – Journal of Patrick Traviss, 1897


Subject headings:

Frontier and pioneer life — West (U.S.)

Overland journeys

Pioneers — West (U.S.)

Traviss, Patrick N., 1869-1939


Revised TMM      07-10-2019


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