Jedediah Smith's Journals

of his two expeditions from the Rocky Mountains to California


These journals cover most of the two journeys between California and the Rocky Mountains led by Jedediah Smith, of the Smith, Jackson, and Sublette company in 1826-28.

The journal of the first expedition was included in: Brooks, George R., The Southwest Expedition of Jedediah S. Smith, published 1977, Authur H. Clark Company.

The journal of the second expedition was included in: Sullivan, Maurice S., The Travels of Jedediah Smith, published 1934, Fine Arts Press, Santa Ana.

These books provide valuable introduction and notes along with Smith's journals. The on-line version provided here includes only Smith's original text.

First Expedition to California 7 Aug 1826 - 3 Jul 1827
Second Expedition to California 13 Jul 1827 - 3 Jul 1828
Smith's letter to Wm. Clark July 12, 1827