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A. A. Bruner Journal

 Collection — Box: I (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-0528

Scope and Contents

The A. A. Bruner Journal consists of one file folder that contains a photocopy of Bruner’s 1852-1859 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.


  • Creation: 1852-1859

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


0.05 linear feet

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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.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Brianne Johnson and opened for research in April 2007.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

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Johnson City TN 37614 USA