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California -- History -- 1846-1850

Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

George Washington Brown autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230337237]
Identifier: MSS 480
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typewritten autobiography. Brown writes about his early life and travels. He tells about going to California in 1849 to participate in the gold rush, about encounters between whites and Indians in Texas, and about his life in that state.

Dates: 1910

Edwin Bryant summons

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230309566]
Identifier: MSS SC 1161
Scope and Contents

Printed writ signed by Bryant as chief magistrate of San Francisco summoning E. Ward Pell, a local sheriff, to appear in court on 22 March, 1847.

Dates: 1847

California gold rush letter

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

Gordon C. Cone diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 661
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary of Cone's overland journey by ox team from Waukesha, Wisconsin to California in 1849. Cone is a descriptive writer and proud to record "only facts." Diary describes traveling conditions, encounters with Indians, cholera outbreaks, fellow travelers, and government assistance at the end of the trail. Cone also spent time in Salt Lake City and wrote about his unfavorable impressions. After arriving at California, Cone made several trips to Sacramento. Life in California was...
Dates: 1849-1850

Henry Decamp letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230308576]
Identifier: MSS SC 1070
Scope and Contents

Holograph letter and typewritten copy. The item was written by Henry Decamp, in Sacramento, California, to his wife, Anne Mariah DeCamp, on 19 Aug. 1850. Henry arrived at the mines of Hang Town on 16 July and worked in the mines there "four days and made from 2 to 9 dollars per day." He later worked "getting timber." Henry expressed sorrow in now receiving a letter from his wife and indicated that he was homesick and wanted to return home soon.

Dates: 1850 August 19; 1850 August 19

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

E. R. C. letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230309681]
Identifier: MSS SC 1158
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter. The letter was written to a friend and discusses civil service life and corruption in the governments of California and the United States.

Dates: 1852

William Farrer diaries and letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1521
Scope and Contents

Contains seven handwritten volumes, plus typescripts which focus on Farrer's Hawaiian Mission, 1850-1854. Volume one contains accounts of his work in the California gold fields prior to his mission call. Volume seven is entirely in the Hawaiian language. Also included are photocopies of typescripts of 71 letters written to and by Farrer when he served in the Hawaiian Islands.

Dates: 1849-1860

John Charles Fremont letter to George Talcott

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233288072]
Identifier: Vault MSS 275
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated August 18, 1848, and addressed to Col. George Talcott, "Chief of Ordnance." Fremont writes concerning "vouchers for disbursement in the Ordnance Department" for the campaigns in California for 1846 and 1847.

Dates: 1848 August 18

In early days : my introduction to Mormonism

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232488939]
Identifier: MSS 869
Scope and Contents

Typewritten copy of an article originally published in the "Juvenile Instructor" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1896. Hammond was a sailor who met the Mormons in California. Hammond writes about joining that faith and about coming to Utah by way of California in 1848. He tells about contacts with Momons in California and talks about making shoes.

Dates: 1896