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Brokaw, George, 1819-1855



  • Existence: 1819 - 1855

biographical statement

Prospector who worked in the gold fields of California.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

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