Major Howard Egan Family Foundation

Sailor Rope Maker Captain in Nauvoo Legion Bodyguard to Joseph Smith Mormon Battalion Envoy Captain of the 9th 10 of the original 1847 Pioneer Vanguard Company Gold Rush Trading Post Owner Trail Blazer Cattle Drover Major in Utah War Pony Express Rider & Superintendent of Line from Salt Lake to California Stage Station Owner Friend & Missionary to Indians Salt Lake City Policeman Bodyguard to Brigham Young
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His Writings

Writings by Major Howard Egan


Journals of Howard Egan, 1847-1856

Egan, Howard, 1815-1878.
Yale University
4 v. (403 p. in 2 boxes)
Notes and summaries:  The first journal is a record of Howard Egan’s part in the 1847 Mormon emigration from Florence, Nebraska to Salt Lake City, lists the members of the group, notes supplies and distances, and quotes Brigham Young’s sermons. The second journal describes an 1847 return to Nebraska and the plans for Salt Lake City. The third journal records an 1849-50 trip from Fort Utah (Provo) to California. Egan kept the last journal while cattle trading in California in 1855.
Available on microfilm.  Withington, M. C. Catalogue of Western Americana Manuscripts 156. Egan, William M. ed. Pioneering the West, 1846 to 1878. Major Howard Egan’s Diary…Richmond, Utah, 1917.
Original bindings.  Howard Egan Journals. Western Americana Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
This collection covers: Egan, Howard, 1815-1878. Mormons History 19th century. Cattle trade California. Salt Lake City (Utah) Description and travel.
Related Materials: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Box 1603AYale Station, New Haven, CT 06520.
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Journals of Howard Egan, 1847-1856

Egan, Howard, 1815-1878.
Kansas State Historical Society
1 partial microfilm reel.
Describes Major Howard Egan’s journey as part of the Mormon Pioneer expedition to the Great Salt Lake and later trips from Utah to California.

Diary, April 8 to Sept. 7, 1847[microfilm]

Egan, Howard, 1815-1878.
Utah State Historical Society
1 reel
Egan, Howard, 1815-1878.1 reel : manuscript ; 35mm., pos.
Notes and summaries:  Negative available. For research only. Original at Yale University.
This collection covers:  West (U.S.) Description and travel.
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Pioneering the West, 1846-1878

Full text of Pioneering the West, 1846 to 1878 : Major Howard Egan’s diary : also thrilling experiences of pre-frontier life among Indians, their traits, civil and savage, and part of autobiography, inter-related to his father’s,” Edited and written in part by William M. Egan, 1917.
Another location for a full text:  Pioneering the West.


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