Guide to the Philip Kearny Diary
March 15, 1850-June 29, 1851

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Kearny, Philip, 1814-1862
Title: Philip Kearny diary
Dates: March 15, 1850-June 29, 1851 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: A 065
Summary: Philip Kearny diary includes a description of his trip from San Francisco to Vancouver, and return to California.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 

Content Description

Diary of a trip from San Francisco to Vancouver, and return to California. Much of the diary is almost illegible, but what can be deciphered indicates that Kearney had a low opinion of Oregon and Oregonians.

Historical Note

Kearney came to Ft. Vancouver by sea to march the mounted Riflemen from Oregon to California.

The original diary is privately owned.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Philip Kearny diary, A 065, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

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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