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California -- Gold discoveries -- History

Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Atmore letter

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 582
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter dated March 22, 1853, addressed to "Brother and Sister," and written in Mud Springs, California. Atmore writes about leaving his home in Michigan and going to California in search of gold and becoming a farmer there. He also describes California and the problems in looking for gold there.

Dates: 1853 March 22

George Brokaw letters

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233294195]
Identifier: Vault MSS 685
Scope and Contents

Three handwritten letters from the gold fields of California. These items are dated Oct. 20, 1852, Feb. 28, 1854, and Nov. 25, 1854. They were written respectively from Weaverville; Rough & Rady, Nevada County; and Rattlesnake Bar, Placer County. The letters are addressed to Brokaw's wife, Matilda, in McConnelsville, Morgan Co., Ohio, and primarily discuss family matters, friends, and George Brokaw's loneliness. The Feb. 1854 letter quotes food prices in Rough & Rady.

Dates: 1852-1854

California gold rush letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230309392]
Identifier: MSS SC 1180

Simon Durfee letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230309384]
Identifier: MSS SC 1181
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter written on June 16, 1850 at "Coyota Diggins," California. The letter is written to Durfee's wife, Amanda, and describes conditions at the gold fields.

Dates: 1850 June 16

Howard C. Gardiner papers

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 181
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, handwritten book drafts, ledgers, an article, and sermons by John David Gardiner, Howard's father. The drafts relate to Howard Gardiner's book "The Story of a California Pioneer," later published as "In Pursuit of the Golden Dream."

Dates: 1814-1896