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J. Ross Browne Collection
MSS 108  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: J. Ross Browne collection
    Dates: 1851-1861
    Bulk Dates: 1858-1878
    Collection number: MSS 108
    Creator: J. Ross Browne
    Collector: Albert Shumate
    Collection Size: .25 linear feet
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Dept. of Special Collections
    Stockton, California 95211
    Abstract: The collection consists of J. Ross Browne's correspondence, biographical material, and published reports on mining, irrigation, Native American affairs, railroads and California history.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    J. Ross Browne collection . MSS 108. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library.

    Biography / Administrative History

    J. Ross Browne (1821-1875) was born near Dublin, Ireland and immigrated with his family to America in 1833. He was a nineteenth century author, adventurer, artist, and government agent. Browne was considered to be one of the most widely traveled and versatile writers of his time. He also illustrated many of his own works. It is said he influenced the work of Mark Twain. In 1849, Browne came to California to report the proceedings of California's Constitutional Convention. He became an agent for the Treasury Department and surveyed custom houses and mints, reporting on irregularities. He also looked into Indian and Land Office affairs.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of J. Ross Browne's correspondence, biographical material, and published reports on mining, irrigation, Native American affairs, railroads and California history. The bulk of the material is from 1858-78.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Indians of North America - California - Social conditions
    Gold mines and mining - California
    Silver mines and mining - Nevada
    California - History - Sources
    California - Politics and government - 1850-1950