Research Help for Students and Adults

Personal Contacts and Reference Books

Archives – Special Collections, UOP
Nicole Grady 
Holt-Atherton Library
Dept. of Special Collections
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211

Research Specialist
James Hardee
Fur Trade Research Center
Limited research requests, discuss with Jim.


Dale L. Morgan
Jedediah Smith, and the Opening of the West.
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (1953) 1964.

Harrison Clifford Dale
The Explorations of William H. Ashley and Jedediah Smith, 1822-1829.
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (1941) 1991.

George R. Brooks (Ed.)
The Southwest Expedition of Jedediah S.Smith,
His Personal Account of the Journey to California 1826-1827.
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (1977) 1989.

Robert M. Utley
A Life Wild and Perilous: Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific.
(New York, 1997).

Maurice S. Sullivan
The Travels of Jedediah Smith, A Documentary Outline, Including His Journal (1821 to 1822 & 1827 to 1828).
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (1934) 1992.

Dale L. Morgan & Carl I. Wheat
Jedediah Smith and his Maps of the American West.
San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1954.
(Note: Out of print, limited edition, but well worth seeking out in your local or University Library)

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  1. My ancestors came to Oregon in 1841 on the Bidwell-Bartleson wagon train. I am about to publish a book about their travel but have 2 names (mentioned as mountain men in references I have researched) that I cannot find first names for. Can you point me in the direction of a source that might be able to provide that information? The names are Mr. Carroll and Mr. Piga. I would appreciate any help that you can provide.

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