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Gold mines and mining -- California

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

James A. Baudle diary and an account book

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 156
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1847-1907

C. Sherwood Kellogg papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 409
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1853-1856

Henry Rice Mann diary

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239282483]
Identifier: MSS SC 1348
Scope and Contents

Typed transcript of part of Henry Rice Mann's diary. Transcript begins June 22, 1849 and ends September 18, 1849. On the entry of August 10, 1849, Mann is 35 years old. The diary recounts his trip across the United States to become a gold panner in California. Mann describes the climate, surrounding nature, the wagon train, camping life, and the prospect of searching for gold in California.

Dates: 1849 June-September

Recollections of a grandfather

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230234343]
Identifier: MSS SC 152
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: approximately 1900