Guide to the John Marsh Smith Papers, 1849-1857

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California State Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the John Marsh Smith Papers, 1849-1857



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: John Marsh Smith Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1849-1857
Box Number: 308
Creator: Smith, John Marsh, 1818-1890
Extent: 1 box
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Unrestricted.

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Please credit California State Library.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Marsh Smith Papers, California State Library.

Access Points

Voyages to the Pacific coast
Gold mines and mining--California
California--Gold discoveries
Smith, John Marsh, 1818-1890

Contents

Letters from Smith to his family describe his trip to San Francisco via Panama, his gold mining and his trip to Oregon. The collection also includes certificates, other correspondence, his diary and various receipts.

Biography

John Marsh Smith was born in Baltimore, Maryland, August 20, 1818. He married Elizabeth Tyson in 1843. Leaving his wife and two children, he came to California in 1849, by ship via Panama, to search for gold. He prospected in the area around Sacramento in 1849 and 1850. In 1850, he moved to Portland, Oregon, and a few years later he returned to Maryland. He died at Sandy Spring, Maryland, on July 29, 1890.

Correspondents

  • Burns, Hugh
  • Dungan, Abe
  • Hobson, Joseph

Container List

Box 308

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent