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Holmes, Kenneth L.

Overview
Works: 89 works in 291 publications in 2 languages and 8,248 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Personal correspondence  Diaries  Sources  Maps  Bibliographies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Compiler
Classifications: F591, 978.020922
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kenneth L Holmes
Covered wagon women : diaries & letters from the western trails( )

23 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers the writings and recollections of nine women who traveled to the American West in the years between 1854 and 1860, taken from their letters and diaries, and reflecting the political, social, and economic forces of the era
Covered wagon women : diaries & letters from the Western trails( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. The women who traveled west in covered wagons during the 1840s speak through these letters and diaries. Here are the voices of Tamsen Donner and young Virginia Reed, members of the ill-fated Donner party; Patty Sessions, the Mormon midwife who delivered five babies on the trail between Omaha and Salt Lake City; Rachel Fisher, who buried both her husband and her little girl before reaching Oregon. Still others make themselves heard, starting out from different places and recording details along the way, from the mundane to the soul-shattering and spirit-lifting
Best of Covered wagon women by Kenneth L Holmes( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firsthand accounts of women who braved the overland trails during the great 19th-century westward migration are collected here. The accounts were selected for the power with which they portray the hardship, adventure, and family and friendship bonds that characterized the overland experience. Some were written by educated women, and others bear the mark of cabin learning, with archaic spelling and a simplicity of expression. Each account begins with an introduction to its author and what is known about her life. A few b&w historical photos are included. Holmes (1914-95) was a professor of history at Oregon College of Education (now Western Oregon University)
Covered wagon women : diaries & letters from the western trails, 1840-1890( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The women who traveled west in covered wagons during the 1840s speak through these letters and diaries. Here are the voices of Tamsen Donner and young Virginia Reed, members of the ill-fated Donner party; Patty Sessions, the Mormon midwife who delivered five babies on the trail between Omaha and Salt Lake City; Rachel Fisher, who buried both her husband and her little girl before reaching Oregon. Still others make themselves heard, starting out from different places and recording details along the way, from the mundane to the soul-shattering and spirit-lifting
Covered wagon women. diaries & letters from the western trails( )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wagon trains to California greatly decreased in 1851 as reports of deadly cholera on the trail the year before and strikeouts in gold prospecting became known. Those who did go west⁰́₄about 2,160 men and 1,440 women⁰́₄tended toward Oregon's rich Willamette Valley because of a new federal land law that awarded a husband and wife a full section.Volume 3 of Covered Wagon Women contains the diaries and letters of six Oregon-bound women, as well as the journal of an English Mormon woman who described her experience all the way from Liverpool to Salt Lake City. The words of these pioneer women convey their exhilaration, courage, exhaustion, and terror in traveling so far into the unknown
Covered wagon women : diaries & letters from the western trails, 1840-1890( )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers the writings and recollections of ten women who traveled to the American West in 1853-1854, taken from their letters and diaries, and reflecting the political, social, and economic forces of the era
Covered wagon women : diaries & letters from the western trails, 1840-1890 by Kenneth L Holmes( )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty years after the legendary overland travels of Oregon pioneers in the 1840s, Lucy Clark Allen wrote, "the excitement continues." Economic hard times in Minnesota sent Allen and her husband to Montana in hopes of evading the droughts, grasshoppers, and failed crops that had plagued their farm. Allen and her compatriots, in this volume of Covered Wagon Women, experience a much different journey than their predecessors. Many settlements now await those bound for the West, with amenities such as hotels and restaurants, as well as grain suppliers to provide feed for the horses and mules that h
Covered wagon women : diaries & letters from the western trails, 1840-1890( )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covered wagon women : diaries & letters from the western trails, 1840-1890( )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and French and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The overland trails in the 1860s witnessed the creation of stage stations to facilitate overland travel. These stations, placed every twenty or thirty miles, ensured that travelers would be able to obtain grain for their livestock and food for themselves. They also sped up the process of mail delivery to remote Western outposts. Tragically, the easing of overland travel coincided with renewed conflicts with the Cheyenne and other Plains Indians. The massacre of Black Kettle's people at Sand Creek instigated two years of bloody reprisals and counterreprisals."Amid this turmoil and change, these daring women continued to build on the example set by earlier women pioneers. As Harriet Loughary wrote upon her arrival in California, "[after] two thousands of miles in an ox team, making an average of eighteen miles a day enduring privations and dangers . . . When we think of the earliest pioneers . . . we feel an untold gratitude towards them
Ewing Young, master trapper by Kenneth L Holmes( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical atlas of early Oregon by Judith A Farmer( )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covered wagon women : diaries & letters from the Western trails by Kenneth L Holmes( )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2020 in English and French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mount St. Helens, lady with a past by Kenneth L Holmes( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covered wagon women : diaries & letters from the western trails, 1840-1849 by Kenneth L Holmes( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers the writings and recollections of thirteen Anglo women who traveled to the American West in the 1840s, taken from their letters and diaries, and reflecting the political, social, and economic forces of the era
Linfield's hundred years; a centennial history of Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon by Linfield College( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covered wagon women by Kenneth L Holmes( )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2020 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covered Wagon Women, Volume 1 Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1840-1849 by Kenneth L Holmes( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Drake's course in the North Pacific, 1579 by Kenneth L Holmes( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covered wagon women : diaries & letters from the Western trails( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covered wagon women : diaries and letters from the western trails 1840-1890( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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English (194)

French (2)