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Record Unit 7157

Kreutzfeldt, Frederick

Frederick Kreutzfeldt Journal, 1853

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Kreutzfeldt, Frederick
Title: Frederick Kreutzfeldt Journal
Dates: 1853
Quantity: 1 volume.
Collection: Record Unit 7157
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

There are two copies of the journal: a handwritten German version and a contemporaneous handwritten English translation. In addition to the handwritten copies there is a typescript in English prepared from the handwritten English translation and an edited version of the typescript. The translations cover the period from June 18 to October 23, 1853, while the German version contains no entries later than October 12, 1853. Apparently none of these are the original journal.

Historical Note

Frederick Kreutzfeldt ( -1853) was a German botanist who accompanied John C. Fremont's survey of the 38th parallel, 1848, and Captain John W. Gunnison's 38th parallel expedition, 1853. Kreutzfeldt was killed in the massacre of the Gunnison party on October 26, 1853.

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Descriptive Entry

There are two copies of the journal: a handwritten German version and a contemporaneous handwritten English translation. In addition to the handwritten copies there is a typescript in English prepared from the handwritten English translation and an edited version of the typescript. The translations cover the period from June 18 to October 23, 1853, while the German version contains no entries later than October 12, 1853. Apparently none of these are the original journal.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7157, Frederick Kreutzfeldt Journal

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Container List

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Handwritten Journal, 1853

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Typescript of Journal

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