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Comey California Goldfield Letters
Wyles SC 61  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Comey California Goldfield Letters,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1853, 1854
    Collection Number: Wyles SC 61
    Creator: Comey, A.
    Extent: .02 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

    Comey California Goldfield Letters. Wyles SC 61. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Undetermined.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Two letters (ALS) from A. Comey to his children (Albert B. and Ann E.) in Woodville, Mass., from the California goldfields, 1853, 1854. Talks about immigrants arriving, including women and children, sometimes with large herds of cattle and sheep. Says that "the country is full and overrun with miners from all parts of the world the two largest classes are American and Chinamen the next two I think Mexicans & French and after some from all nations and to make up the assortment thousands of Indians natives of the country who are scattered all over the country and dig a good deal of the gold but mind you it is not the men but the squaws the men think it beneath their dignity"