Finding Aid to the California Gold Rush Letters, 1848-1859
Finding Aid to the California Gold Rush Letters, 1848-1859
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Isaac R. Copeland to his uncle. Jan. 28, , Gulf of Mexico.
John M. Millikin to John Leavett. Aug. 31, 52, Sacramento, [California]
George W. Browning to his father. May 24, 51, Sacramento Valley, [California].
G. W. Barker to his wife and daughter. Dec. 23, 1850?, Chagres.
William Warner, 1820-1905, to his mother. Sept. 23, 1853, Nevada City, [California].
J. K. Osgood to [George] Strang. Aug. 23, 1849, San Francisco.
J. K. Osgood to George Strang. June 10-20, 1850, San Francisco.
[Charles Thompson] to his uncle. Sept. 10, 1851, San Francisco.
R[ansom] Morehouse to [Mr. & Mrs.] C. Morehouse. Feb. 29, 1852, Sacramento.
W[illiam] N. Brainard to R[ansom] Morehouse. July 14, 1854, Sacramento.
Jacob Fisher to Frederick Fisher. Sept. 21, 1850, Sacramento.
Thomas J. Heath to his wife and daughters. Feb. 17, 1853, Coonhollow, [El Dorado Co.], [California].
J. McAllish, Jr. to "friend Abram." Jan. 6, 1850, California gold mines.
R[ichard] B[land] Lee, d. 1870, to his mother. Aug. 29, 1849, San Francisco.
John Allan to [John G. Savage]. Dec. 2, 1850, Nevada City, [California].
J[ohn] F. Jones to his brother. July 24, 1856, Sacramento, [California].
[Charles Hickox], d. 1850, to his family. [April 18-July 14, 1850?].
George L. Armsby to his sister, Mrs. Charles D. Hickox. Jan. 12 & Mar. 14, 1849, Waynesville, [Illinois].
Matthew Dinsdale to his brother, Dyer Dinsdale. July 2, 1850, Upper California.
J[ames] Campbell to his wife and brother. Sept. 8, 1850, California gold mines.
Frank [Pearl] to his sister, Mrs. Theresa S. H. Pearl. July 8, 1850, San Francisco.
James Johnston to his brother. June 7, 1850, Yuba River, [California].
Henry Bense to his brother. Nov. 11, 1850, Nevada City, California.
Tho[ma]s J. Leonard to his mother. Mar. 27, 55, Humbug Creek, [California].
Tho[ma]s J. Leonard to his mother. Mar. 17, 56, Humbug Creek, [California].
Spencer Richards to "friend Warren." June 26, 55, Fiddletown, [California].
John L. Sanborn to his brother Moses. May 9, 1851, Downieville, [California].
Simon [ ] to his brother and sister. May 22, 1851, Auburn, [California].
Chauncy [ ] to his father. Dec. 3, 1857, Mt. Diablo Valley, Contra Costa Co. [California].
Charles J. Gibbs to Mr. Leonard. Jan. 20, 1853, on board ship Northern Light.
J. L. Stearns to Mr. Carpenter. May 18, 1857, Benicia, [California].
Woodbery Page to his niece Ella. Aug. 1, 1852, Auburn, Placer Co., California.
J. B? Page to his brother. Mar. 29, 1855, Auburn, Placer Co. [California].
Charles McQuisten to May E. Ward. June 30, 1854, San Francisco.
H. B. Lum to his brother. July 16, 1860, Sacramento City, [California].
William Lynch to Daniel D. Smith. Sept. 28, 1849, San Francisco.
A. Charles? Hareton to his mother, Mrs. Hosea Green [circa 1852].
A. C[harles]? Hareton to father and friends. July 11, 52, Long Bar, Yuba River, [California]
Charles S. Putnam to his sister. Sept. 22-Oct. 14, 1849, en route to and in San Francisco.
David Dustin to his brother, John K. Dustin. Aug. 14, 1850, Sacramento City, [California].
Samuel Frew to T. C[lark] Steele. Aug. 22, 1853 & Feb. 8, 1855.
Silas E. Buchanan to Lyman Allyn. Mar 22, 1850, Sacramento, California.
James Kendall to Reuben Kendall. Sept. 10, 1854, Columbia, [Tuolumne Co.], [California].
Isaiah Grover to Moses Stewart. June 26, 1854, Coloma, California.
A. Riley to Hugh McGraw. July 7, 51, San Pedro's Camp, Tuolumne River, [California].
John Walker to Mr. Crawford. Dec. 27, 1848, Sonoma, [California].
Harriet [ ] to Mrs. Robinson. [circa 1850].
Caroline [ ] to her sister May. Oct. 11, 1849, Utica.
J. Winchester to Horace Greeley, 1811-1872. Aug. 20, 1849, San Francisco.
J. H. Purdy to James Purdy. Apr. 30, 50, San Francisco.
Jacob G. Homer to James Hunnewell. Aug. 30, 1850, San Francisco.
Smith & Lewis (firm), ticket issued to John Masterson. Dec. 20, 1849, Panama.
Sam [ ] to Willie. Feb. 27, 1851, Sac[ramento] City, [California].
Norman Ford to Martin J. Reynolds. Jan. 29, 1852, Sonora, California.
Geo[rge] W. Watson. Jan. 12, 1853, Red Flat, [California].
Francis X[avier] Hall to Alexander Dickingson. Dec. 28, 1853, Murphy's Calaveras Co., California.
Alonzo Hill to Friend Comfort. Oct. 26, 1851, San Francisco.
Alonzo Hill to Searle & Whitney. July 12, 1852, San Francisco.
Albert Norris to his family. Oct. 12, 1851, Panama.
J. Donaldson to Andrew Mackay. Apr. 7, 52, Stockton, [California].
Pick (Paschal L.) Mack to his sister. Dec. 13, 1852 & Aug. 20, 1853, San Francisco.
Z. H. Turner. Mar. 30, 1855, San Francisco.
Bradford [ ] to Sarah A. Remick. May 9 & Nov. 17, 1850, San Francisco & Opher [California].
Andrew MacFarlane to his sister. Oct. 12, 1851 & Feb. 26, 1855, Quartzville, Mariposa Co., California.
[John M. McGaffey] to brother Henry. July, 1849, San Francisco.
A. John Nyeum to his father. Jan. 30, 1850, San Francisco.
John M. Knight to his brother Samuel M. Knight. Aug. 28, 1849, San Francisco.
G. S? Mott to his brother. Nov. 10, 1850, San Francisco.
C. W. Roach? to Joseph Kidder. Nov. 15, 1850, San Francisco.
Richmond Neal Tullock to his brother and sister. May 12, 1850, Lowell, [Massachusetts].
Charles C. Donnell to his brother. Feb. 13, 1851, Sacramento City, [California].
J. H. Pillsbury to his brother, G. W. Pillsbury. Mar. 18, 1851, Nelson's Creek, [California].
James Harris Ham to Charlie. Jan. 22, 1853, San Francisco.
William H. Moore to Milo E. Haines. July 17, 1853, Carson's Creek, Calaveras Co., California.
Charles P. Coombs to his brother, O. S? Coombs. Mar. 29-30, 54, Marysville, [California].
[ ] to sister Louisa. Feb. 9, 1856, Rabbitt Creek, Sierra Co., California.
Enoch W. Spofford to David Wood. June 2, 1856, Grass Valley, [California].
Geo[rge] Grant? to his mother. Oct. 29, 49, San Francisco.
Benjamin W. Allen to his father, Edwin W. Allen. Feb. 10, 57, Salmon Falls, [California].
F[rederick] P. Tracy to his wife Emily. Aug. 26, 1849, San Francisco.
James Carson to "friend Job." Aug. 15, 1856, Bucks Bar, [El Dorado Co.?], [California].
C. A. Holley to his parents. Jan. 28-Feb. 6, 1853, Frenchtown, [Amador Co.?], [California].
Frederick Shaw to his wife and family. Feb. 14, 1857, Brandy Flat, Nevada Co., California.
Samuel D. Stevenson to his father, Henry Stevenson. Mar. 7 & May 12, 1849, Rio de Janiero & Valparaiso.
S. C. Watson to cousin and aunt. July 13, 1852, Shaws Flat, [Tuolumne Co.], [California].
W[illia]m W. Fleming to Jeff Hutchins. Dec. 9, 1849, San Francisco.
Edward A. McDonald to cousin, Mary Cohlan. Jan. 13, 1856, Coloma, [California].
Mary A. Hill to brother Jason. Dec. 25, 1853, East Woodstock, [California].
Daniel Damrell to John B. Daniels. May 28, 1854, Marysville, [California].
[ ] to Mary. Apr. 5, 1853, Shasta City, California.
[ ] to sister. Sept. 14, 1852, San Francisco.
J. Matthews to Euphemia [in Scotland]. Feb. 17, 1851, Great Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co.
George W. Speaker to M. Speaker. May 5, 1851, Georgetown, Calif.
I. J. Miller. [Letter to his brother. April 24, 1956]
T. M. Wright. [Letter to his brother. Weaverville, Trinity Co., May 11, 1856].
William Edwards. [Letter to his brother. Grass Valley, Nevada County, August 29, 1852].
Abner Spencer. [Letter to friends Lyman Turrell and Joseph C. Snow. Coloma, El Dorado Co., Sept. 8, 1850].
John Brophy. [Letters to his mother and his wife. Brophys Rancho, August 13, 1851, and July 21, 1852].
Charles T. Brigden. [Letter to his cousin, Mary A. Cushing. San Francisco, March 11, 1852].
John Root [Letter. Mud Springs, El Dorado County, March 27, 1854].
Earle Tyler. [Letter to "distant and most worthy friends." Mississippi Bar, December 12, 1852].
Silas [ ]. [Letters to his nephew and his brother. Auburn, Sept. 26, 1852, and Union City, August 14, 1853].
Cyrus Laufman. [Letter to his brother Keefer Laufman. May 12, 1849]. With typed transcript.
F. A. Charleville. [Letter to Dan. Fiddletown, June 13, 1857].
[Letter to my own dear husband. Oct. 29, 1853]. Incomplete. From the Honeyman Collection.
S. W. Messerve. [Letter to his cousin. Rattlesnake Bar, Sept. 18, 1854]. From the Honeyman Collection.
Morris F. Griffin. [Letter to friend John. Ridgeville, October 30, 1858].
[Irish Hill Mining District Mining Laws, Irish Hill, December 7, 1857].
John Smith. [Letter to his brother, J. Trumbull Smith. Sacramento City, January 31, 1851].
E. W. Bovee. [Letters to his brother]. Weberville. Nov. 23, 1851, and Oct. 1, 1852.
Thomas Rosseter. [Letter to] John Bell. Gallowstown, Calif. Dec. 20, 1849.
H. W. N. Ransom. [Letter to] brother Ladd. Marysville, Calif. Mar. 1, 1859.
George ? [ ]. To John Harvey. San Francisco, July 21, 1849.
E. K. Webster. To Mr. & Mrs. Johnson. Redwood, San Francisco Co., Apr. 3, 1853.
Jacob Brown. To his cousin. Placerville, Sept. 26, 1854.
John D. Mitchell. To his family. San Francisco, Jan. 5, 1850.
John A. Johnson. 2 letters to his cousin. 1854 & 1855.
E. H. Stone. To his parents. French Camp, Mar. 7, 1864.
Benjamin Eason. To his wife. Haustown, July 5, 1850.
Jacob S. Heyder. To his brother. Warren Hill, Oct. 23, 1853.
James F. Logan. To James Carr. Mountain Cabin, Calif., near Georgetown, Feb. 26, 1850.
Ben Y? Morse. To brother, Feb. 16. 1859, Yankee Jim's, Calif.
Incomplete letter to wife, June 20, 1852, Rich Gulch, Calif.
Duffy, James. Letter to Jenny Christian. June 20, 1853, Oregon Gulch, Calif.
Miller, Y. I. [Letter to] Gus. Yuba River. April 22, 1854.
Baldwin, Stephen. Letter to Capt. W. J. Glidden. Philadelphia, Feb. 23, 1849.
Manning, William. Letter to R. P. Loddington, Dec. 7, 1854, Dear Creek, Sacramento Co., Calif.
Joiner, J. H. Letter to his friend, Mar. 8, N.Y., Cow Creek, Calif.
Pitkin, Robert W. Letter to his parents, 1852, Jones Bar, Calif.
Jordan, David. Letter to his wife, May 19, 1850, Fishers Bar, Calif.
White, Wolcott B. Letter to H. M. & G. Braytons, Jan. 7, 1850, California Forks, Calif.
Phelps, E. Letter to J. C. Ray, Nov. 23, 1850, San Francisco.
Darlington, H. Letter to parents, Oct. 26-27, 1849, San Francisco.
Worden, G. B. Letter to Ira Brown. Rio de Janeiro, Apr. 23, 1849.
Allen, Harrison L. Letter to his wife Julia. [Merced River?, Calif.], Feb. 24, 1851.
Tyson, Seth H. Incomplete letter. Panama?, circa 1850.
Taylor, Chauncey. Letter to L. Sanford, Nov. 14, 1850, San Francisco.
Seely, G. F. Letter to family, July 10, 1853, Mormon Island.
Gill, William. Letter to Comfort Searle, Sept. 12, 1852, American River.
Tom. Letter to Steve, Feb. 19, 1854, Negro Flat.
Josiah. Letter to brother, Murpheys, Apr. 26, 1860.
Mans, Matthew. Letter to sister, Aug. 22, 1862, Forest.
Naxson?, D. W. Letter to friend, 1851, Natural Dam, El Dorado Co.
Watson, John A. Letter to Clement Martier?, Nov. 12-14, 1852, Arkansas Dam.
Hall, William H. Letter to John Gardiner?, Apr. 16, 1853, San Francisco.
Knowles, C. D. Letter to parents, Dec. 14, 1855, Nevada City.
Codding, George R. Letter to H. S. Mason, Sept. 15, 1852, Sonoma, Calif.
Garter?, Ephraim. Letter to parents, Jan. 13, 1850, San Francisco.
Moore, William H. Letter to Milo E. Hains, Dec. 27, 1856, Carsons Creek.
---, Martha. Letter to parents, July 12-18, 1856, Stockton.
Blair?, J. M. Letter to Morris W. Blair, May 26, 1850, Horse Shoe Bend.
Polasset and California Minning Co. Articles of incorporation, .
Remington, C W.? Letter to Lydia, Mar. 13, 1861, Christmas Hill.
Sontenhiser?, William. 2 Letters, June 1 and 17, 1858, Grass Valley.
Osgood, E. W. Letter to B. Stark Feb. 7, 1850, Panama.
Osbourn, S. B. Letter to Hilburn Darlington, June 17, 1853, Hopkins Creek.
Montgomery, John. Letter to brother, Oct. 14, 1849, Sacramento.
Leonard, M. G. Letter to Duncan B. Finch, Nov. 8, 1849, Sacramento.
Walker, Charles. Letter to Henry Walker, Dec. 21, 1852, Sacramento.
Chamberlain, George F. Letter to father, Jan. 23, 1850, San Francisco.
Hubbard, Thomas J. Letter to his sister, Oct. 9, 1853, Columbia.
Brigham, Charles A. Letter to Sawyer, Dec. 13, 1850, Benicia.
Bates, J. W. Letter to Slocum, Aug. 21, 1849, Troy, NY.
Fleming, J. M. Letter to John B. R. Hutchings, Mar. 24, 1863, Curtis Creek.
Alford, Amasa. Letter to Lore Alford, May 1, 1850, Rogers Bar.
Simmons, Joseph J. 2 Letters, 1856-1860. Sario Mud Flat and French Camp.
Darlington, H. Letter to parents, Mar. 4, 1850, Marysville.
Berry, Mrs. C. M. Letter to sister, May 16, 1850, Yuba River.
Gibbs, John S. Letter to his sister, Dec. 30, 1849, San Francisco.
Reports and list of passengers...Bark La Grange...from Salem, Mar. 14, 1849.
Hatch, S. W. Letter to brother, Dec. 29, 1853?, San Francisco.
---, Ruby Ann. Letter to her sister, Mar. 11, 1845, Kingsberg (Vermont).
Barnes, Samuel Davis. Letter to uncle, Aug. 24, 1849, on Schooner Patuxen - Bound up the Sacramento River.
Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company. Return of treasure ... Shipped during period ending June 5, 1854.
Kimball, Charles Proctor. Agreement (1849) on Schooner Boston.
Henderson, R. Letter to sister, June 14, 1857, Strawberry Valley.
Bennett, John . Letter to his father, Mar. 13, 1852, Sacramento.
Soule?, Henry S. Letter to his father, Feb. 10, 1850, Hangtown.
Huse, Charles E. Letter to James T. Ames, July 1, 1850, San Francisco.
Account Books. 1857-1858, Oroville.
Nelson, John. Letter to James Nelson, Jan. 25, 1853, Near Georgetown.
Hepburn, James. Letter to J. Wilson, Feb. 3 1851, re: Gold Bluff Mines, San Jose.
Anonymous letter urging sister to come to California, May 8, 1850, Stockton.
Crowell, Benjamin. Letter, Aug. 13, 1850, San Francisco.
Lansing, James. Letter to M. C. Polly, Jan. 14, 1851, Sacramento.
Hayes, W. O. Letter to wife, Mar. 15, 1857, Gold Hill.
Part II - Microfilm
George Prickett to Miss Julia A. McKee
4 Letters, May 8, 1849 -June 13, 1851.
Thomas Hearn to Mother and Brothers
Letter, Dec? 22, 1850. El Dorado Co.
Picture: Fire in San Francisco, night of 3-4 May, 1851.
Jeremiah Mikesell to Mr. Thomas? T. Guy
Oct. 2, 1851. Downeyville, Calif.
Owen Hayes to Michael Hayes.
Sept. 20, 1856. South Salmon River.
Morris Sleight to his wife Hannah T. Sleight.
102 Letters, Apr. 12, 1850-Apr. 1, 1854.
Scope and Content Note
John Boyles: Biography. Apr. 25, 52.