Guide to the Benjamin Francis Tarr Papers, 1848-1852

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California State Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Benjamin Francis Tarr Papers, 1848-1852



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Benjamin Francis Tarr Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1848-1852
Box Number: 192
Creator: Tarr, Benjamin Francis
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions of Use

Please credit California State Library.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Benjamin Francis Tarr Papers, California State Library.

Access Points

Overland journeys to the Pacific.
California--Gold discoveries.
Tarr, Benjamin Francis.
Gold mines and mining--California.
Pioneers--California.

Contents

Correspondence.

Biography

Tarr came to California in 1849 from Chillicothe, Missouri. He lived in Sacramento and mined gold on the Feather River before returning to Missouri in 1851. In 1853, he attempted to return to California by ship. However, the ship, the Independence, was wrecked off the island Margarita in Lower California and he was drowned.

Container List

Box Box 192

Arranged chronologically.