NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG5495.AM: Omaha World Herald - Quesenbury Sketchbook
Sketchbook (reference copy): 1850-1851
Overland Trail, Nebraska Territory
Size: 1 volume
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The drawings in this sketchbook were made by William Quesenbury [pronounced "Cushionberry"] during an overland journey he made from Arkansas to California (along the Cherokee Trail, and the Oregon-California Trail) in 1850 and back (along the North Platte River) in 1851. The sketchbook contains 57 finished drawings and 12 outline sketches.
Note: This manuscript collection contains a reference copy of the sketchbook. The original is held in the collections of the Nebraska History Museum. For additional information, see the book, Scenery, Curiosities, and Stupendous Rocks: William Quesenbury's Overland Sketches, 1850-1851, by David Royce Murphy.
KFK 18 December 2003
Revised TMM 15 March 2012