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Manuscript Collection: John Lowery Brown

Institution: Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
Language of Material: English
Description: 1 item
Period covered: 1779 - 1852
Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: Journal of John Lowery Brown, a Cherokee. Brown and a party of fellow tribesmen left Grand Saline (near Salina, Oklahoma) on April 20, 1850, for the gold fields of California. After suffering many hardships, the party arrived late in September. The last entry is November 10, 1850. This journal is in English. A transcript with notes is printed in Vol. XII of the Chronicles of Oklahoma (Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June, 1934). See full transcript from the original and annotations by Muriel H. Wright.

Background: Staff, interns, and volunteers of the Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive have contributed to the organization and maintenance of the files since the collection passed to the City of Tulsa in the 1950s. The Gilcrease Foundation acquired these materials before 1964 and is housed in the Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR). The library currently receives most materials through community donation, board members, artists and the acquisition of manuscript collections.

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Availability: This collection is open for use by appointment only at the Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR). Contact the Library at 918-631-6449 or in advance to inquire if materials exist pertaining to your research interests.

Arrangement Title Description Date
John Lowery Brown, Folder 1 John Lowery Brown's account of his journey from Grand Saline, Indian Territory to California goldfields April 1850