A. A. Bruner Journal
Collection — other: Folder 1 in Box I
The A. A. Bruner Journal consists of one file folder that contains a photocopy of Bruner’s 1852 journal of his planned travel from Greene County, Tennessee, to the California goldfields. The journal documents Bruner’s travels through North and South Carolina, where he caught a ship at Charleston and sailed to Cuba. Bruner describes his stay in Cuba before sailing on through the Atlantic Ocean bound for California. The journal ends abruptly shortly after leaving Cuba and does not follow Bruner’s journey on to California. Two pages in the back of the journal record names, birth, and death dates for members of the Bruner family.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
0.05 linear feet
Method of Acquisition
The A. A. Bruner Journal was donated to the Archives of Appalachia by A. A. Bruner’s great-great grandson, Dr. James Hite, on October 15, 1998, accession number 1998-079.
Existence and Location of Originals
Location of original unknown.
This collection was processed by Brianne Johnson and opened for research in April 2007.