|Title:||Elisur H. Rogers journal|
|Collection No.:||MSN/EA 8001-01-B|
|Creator:||Rogers, Elisur H. (Elisur Holbert), 1825-1849|
|Language:||Collection material in English|
|Repository:||University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556|
|Abstract:||A manuscript journal kept by Connecticut native Elisur H. Rogers from 23 January to 15 October 1849, recording his experiences on a trip to the California gold fields.|
Pioneers -- Northeastern States -- History -- 19th century
Pioneers -- California -- History -- 19th Century
Adventure and adventurers -- California
California -- Gold discoveries
California -- Social conditions -- 19th century
California -- History -- 1846-1850
Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection.
Preferred Citation: Elisur H. Rogers Journal, Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.
Acquisition and Processing Note: The Rogers journal has been at Notre Dame since at least 1963; the details of its acquisition are not known. Finding aid 2008, by George Rugg.
Elisur (or Elizur) H. Rogers was born on 1 May 1825, the son of Abijah H. Rogers and Harriet Chidsey of North Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut. In January 1849 Rogers, then a resident of North Bristol, left Connecticut for the California gold fields, as a member of a joint-stock company called the Montague Mining and Trading Association. He was among 50-odd members (enumerated in the New Haven
The journal is a single bound volume (26 cm.) of 57 leaves, with 113 pages of entries in Rogers' hand. It covers just under nine months, from the
- Journal. Elisur H. Rogers, 1849.