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Gold miners -- California -- Correspondence

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

George W. Hadden correspondence

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232488798]
Identifier: MSS 866
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed correspondence. The items were written by Hadden and others who were probably family members. The materials relate activities in the gold fields of California and also tell about activities during the Civil War. Also included is a printed poem about the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864.

Dates: 1852-1879

Erastus Hartford letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232490992]
Identifier: MSS 853
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters. Hartford was originally from Boston, Massachusetts, and later went to the gold fields of California. He writes to his family from various towns and mining camps in California and describes his life and activities there.

Dates: 1854-1862

H. Heiman letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230323229]
Identifier: MSS SC 2420
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter dated 26 Dec. 1850. The item was written in Legards Bar, California and was addressed to D. M. Woodin in Lapeer, Michigan. Heiman writes about life at the gold mines. He states that working in the mines is for people willing to "work hard and live like a dog."

Dates: 1850 December 26

F. T. Seawell letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230346725]
Identifier: MSS 858
Scope and Contents

Seven handwritten letters and typed copies of the items. Seawell writes to family members about his experiences moving to the West and his activities in various mining communities in California and Montana.

Dates: 1850-1865