Guide to the Seth H. Tyson Letters

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Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Fax: (805) 893-5749
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
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Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Seth H. Tyson Letters, 1853, 1855

Collection number: Wyles SC 253

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    31 October 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Seth H. Tyson Letters,
Date (inclusive): 1853, 1855
Collection Number: Wyles SC 253
Creator: Tyson (Seth H.)
Extent: .05 linear feet (1 folder)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Vault
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Seth H. Tyson Letters. Wyles SC 253. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Purchase.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains six letters (ALS) from Seth H. Tyson, a young man from Philadelphia, mostly to his mother, concerning his California Gold Rush experiences in Calaveras County, 1853, 1855. Early 1853 letters talk about working in San Francisco and on farms, but later ones mainly concern Tyson's prospecting ups and downs, the hard work, problems with lack of water in the rivers, difficult financial dealings, and general uncertainty of life in the gold fields.
The collection also includes typescript transcriptions of the letters.

Collection Contents

Box

Six letters (ALS) from Seth H. Tyson concerning his California Gold Rush experiences in Calaveras County, 1853, 1855