Scope and Contents:
Sara Jane Tanner kept this small, 27-page diary of a trip, by wagon and train, from Hinckley, DeKalb County, Ill., to Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa, and return, which she and her husband, Oscar M. Tanner, took between Aug. 17 to Sept. 11, 1874. Traveling with a family named Brooks, she noted the Mississippi River and other points of interest. The collection also includes photographs of the Tanners. The diary was given to the Illinois Historical Survey in 1973 by Grace Wilson, widow of Harold R. Wanless of the University of Illinois Geology Department, who was a grandson of the diarist.