|Journals of a Pioneer Argonaut, Daniel
Sara W. Duke, Curator of Popular and Applied Graphic Art in
the Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress.
W. Duke, Curator of Popular and Applied Graphic Art in
the Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, uses
unique drawings in the Library of Congress and other archival materials
to tell the story of a pioneer who went west to search for gold
in the mid-nineteenth century.
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of Congress Web Sites of Interest
Prints & Photographs
Prints & Photographs Online Catalog
To view the twenty drawings by Daniel Jenks, click the "Search
the Catalog" button. Enter Daniel Jenks (do not put
quotation marks around the words) in the search field under Searching
All Catalog Records. Then click the "Search" button.
Other collections of the Prints & Photographs Division that
relate specifically to California and Colorado during the 1849
and 1859 gold rushes:
LOT 3504 (F) Placer gold mines in California, 1859, 22 photographic
LOT 3986-2 (G) U.S. Pacific railroad exploration and surveys--California--Geology,
ca. 1855, 14 lithographs, color
LOT 3986-8 (G) U.S. Pacific railroad
exploration and surveys--41st parallel, ca. 1855, 7 prints
(R) (G) Photocopies of miscellaneous historical lithographs and
other graphic representations depicting the role of the pioneers,
miners, cattlemen, fortune hunters, etc. in the opening of the
western United States, 1800-1900
LOT 9414 (G) California pictorial
lettersheets 1849-1859, Reynard Press, Inc., publisher, 1961 (reproductions)
Pictorial Americana (Library of Congress, 1955): Gold
American Treasures of the Library of Congress: Wagon Train to
Four of Daniel Jenks's drawings of his westward journey
are reproduced in color. Click on each image for a larger view.
American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920
Women on the Move: Overland Journeys to California
"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of
California's Early Years, 1849-1900
The Chinese in California, 1850-1925
History of the American West, 1860-1920: Photographs from the
Collection of the Denver Public Library
Trails to Utah and the Pacific: Diaries and Letters, 1846-1869
Westward by Sea: A Maritime Perspective on American Expansion,
Today in History
January 24: Gold!
August 5: Holmes Reaches Pikes Peak!
September 28: Early Impressions of California
October 20: Westward Ho!
November 25: Business Is Booming [in early California]
December 20: First American Cotton Mill [Pawtucket, Rhode Island]
Today in History archive
Search the Today in History archives on terms such as California, Colorado,
Kansas, and others from Daniel Jenks's story to find additional
entries related to his journey.
Other Library of Congress Sites
The Learning Page, Immigration -- Chinese: Searching for the Gold
The Learning Page, Collection Connections: Trails to Utah and
the Pacific: Diaries and Letters, 1846-1869
The Learning Page, Collection Connections: "California as
I Saw It": First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years,
The Learning Page, Collection Connections: The Chinese in California,
The Learning Page, Collection Connections: California Gold: Northern
California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson
Meeting of Frontiers -- Alaska, "Gold Rush and Transformation
| Золотая лихорадка и последующие перемены"
|Other Web Sites of Interest
Art of the Gold Rush, Oakland Museum of California
The Gold Rush, The American Experience, PBS
including a bibliography for further reading http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldrush/filmmore/fr.html
Elizabeth J. Johnson Pawtucket History Research Center
The Journal of an 1859 Pike's Peak Gold Seeker, from the Kansas
The Pike's Peak Gold Rush, by Richard Gehling
An extensive Web site by an amateur historian.
Materials of Interest
Baird, Joseph Armstrong. California's Pictorial
Letter Sheets 1849-1869. San Francisco: David Magee, 1967.
LC call number: NE215.U5B3 fol.
Blodgett, Peter J. Land of Golden Dreams: California in the
Gold Rush Decade, 1848-1858. San Marino, Calif.:
Huntington Library, 1999.
LC call number: F865.B6523 1999
Driesbach, Janice T., Harvey L. Jones, and Katherine Church Holland. Art
of the Gold Rush. Oakland, Calif.: Oakland Museum of California,
Crocker Art Museum, and University of California Press, 1998.
call number: N6530.C2D75 1998
Holliday, J. S. The World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush
Experience. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981.
Hoover, Catherine, and Robert Sawchuck. "'From the Place
We Hear About . . .': A Descriptive Check List of Pictorial Lithographs
and Letter Sheets in the CHS Collection." California Historical
Quarterly 36, no. 4 (Winter 1977/78): 346-67.
LC call number:
Hutton, William Rich. California, 1847-1852: Drawings by William
Rich Hutton, Reproduced from the Originals in the Huntington
Library. San Marino, Calif.: The Huntington Library, 1956.
call number: NC1075.H9 1956
Kurutz, Gary. "'California is Quite a Different Place Now':
The Gold Rush Letters and Sketches of William Hubert Burgess." California
Historical Quarterly 56, no. 3 (Fall 1977): 210-29.