Gold mines and mining -- California
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Handwritten volume and photocopies of the materials. Baudle writes about his journey from Illinois to California in 1849. It also includes the author's financial ledger covering the years 1847 to 1871. The collection includes a photograph of Baudle taken in 1907.
Two holograph diaries describing ship travel from New York to California and work in California for the Yankee Jim Lumber Company; an 1854 account book for the same lumber company; ten sight drafts; a complaint by Kellogg against "Brother Houts;" an envelope franked by Truman Smith, a U.S. Representative in Congress, addressed to C.S. Kellogg, enclosing a printed copy of an 1848 speech by Smith in the House describing American involvement of the Mexican War.
Typescript prepared by Elizabeth H. Ball of an autobiography made by Thomas Wakeman Hall during 1889-1894 telling of Hall's childhood in Ohio, marriage, travels to California in 1849, life in mining towns, return to family in Wisconsin, Civil War experiences, and the death of his wife. Also includes a brief history of the Hall family written by Eleanor Lexington.