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Advice literature and westward expansion

I am doing a research project on how cholera epidemics impacted westward expansion.  I am looking for primary sources that were written to be advice for settlers heading west.  First, is there a "technical" term for such a thing that would make searching easier?  Second, can anyone recommend some sources?

Thanks in advance!

Brenda Thacker