Farnham, Thomas Jefferson

Farnham, Thomas Jefferson

(c. 1804–48) traveler, writer; born in Vermont. He traveled to Oregon in 1839 and wrote Travels In the Great Western Prairies (1841). He moved to San Francisco in 1846 and practiced law.
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