Guide to the Jonas Winchester Collection, 1829-1917

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Guide to the Jonas Winchester Collection, 1829-1917



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: Jonas Winchester Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1829-1917
Box Number: Part I: 329-334

Part II: 335-338
Creator: Winchester, Jonas
Extent: 10 boxes
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jonas Winchester Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

Gold mines and mining--California--Inyo County
Silver mines and mining--California--Inyo County
Journalism--History
Globe Gold and Silver Mining Co.
Pioneers--California

Contents

Correspondence, books, pictures, newspaper copies.

Biography

Jonas Winchester, was born November 129, 1810 in Marcellus, New York.. He came to California, arriving July, 1849. He was part owner and editor of PACIFIC NEWS. In April of 1850, he was appointed State Printer by Governor Burnett. Before coming to California he was in partnership with Horace Greeley. Winchester was a pioneer in quartz mining in Grass Valley, Caliofornia. He was also involved in the Globe Gold and Silver Mining Company in Monitor, Inyo County, California. He died in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California, February 23, 1887.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

  • Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872
  • Winchester, Jonas

Other Correspondents

  • Audull [?], R. G.
  • Bates, Morgan
  • Blethen, J. Henry
  • Britton, I. B. [?]
  • Burnett, Peter H. (Peter Hardeman), 1807-1895
  • Corbert, E. W.
  • Crocker, E. B.
  • Delano, Alonzo, 1806-1874
  • Devoe, James
  • Ewer, Ferdinand C. (Ferdinand Cartwright), 1826-1883
  • Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892
  • Gregory, D. L.
  • Hartwell, Hannah
  • Horsford, E. W.
  • Howell, Joseph L.
  • Kip, William Ingraham, 1811-1893
  • Lea, Isaac C.
  • Low, Frederick Ferdinand, 1828-1894
  • Norcross, Daniel
  • Park, Benjamin
  • Parker, Mary W.
  • S. M. A. L.
  • Sargent, Epes
  • Sherman, Hyde & Co.
  • Snow, G. T.
  • Sumner, Charles A. (Charles Allen), 1835-1903
  • Sykes, J. I.
  • Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1794-1877
  • Williston, H. C.
  • Winchester, Amelia
  • Winchester, Cephas
  • Winchester, Ebenezer
  • Winchester, Francis W..
  • Winchester, Herman
  • Winchester, Samuel
  • Winchester, Samuel B.
  • Winchester, Susan

Material Transferred from the Collection

Books

  • Association of Territorial Pioneers. Constitution, by-laws, Nov. 10, 1874 (** c369 T32c)
  • Independent Order of Foresters. Constitution, by-laws, no. 12, Grass Valley, 1868. (** c366.3 O22pa 4)
  • A memorial to Horace Greeley. Pub. By Tribune Assn. N.Y. 1873 (To general collection)
  • Winchester, Jonas. A western correspondent's scrapbook of clippings on mining, travel and other subjects.

Other Materials

  • To Sample Newspaper file: Alpine County: Monitor the Alpine Miner, July 4, 1868.
  • Photographs to Picture File.

Container List

Box 329

Incoming correspondence A-Wil

Box 330

Incoming correspondence Win-Winchester, Jonas (Sept. 1850)

Box 331

Incoming correspondence Winchester, Jonas (Oct. 1850-Winchester, Susan)

Box 332

Outgoing correspondence 1829-1849

Box 333

Outgoing correspondence 1850-1853

Box 334

Outgoing correspondence 1854-1863

Box 335

Miscellaneous papers, affidavits, diaries, etc, 1833-1879 & n.d.

Box 336

Accounts books & other manuscript material not California

Box 337

Printed books not California and ephemera

Box 338

NEW WORLD, NEW YORKER (restricted)