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Dering (Richard) Letters
MSS 0250  
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Description
Letters providing a detailed account of Dering's activities and travels in Sonora, Baja California, the islands of the Gulf of California, and up the Pacific Coast to San Francisco. Written principally from Elide Island, Georges Island, Guaymas, Magdalena Bay, and San Francisco.
Background
An agent of the Lower California Company, Dering was an early settler at Magdalena Bay, Baja California, Mexico originally from Sag Harbor, New York. He was active in the orchilla and guano trades, and also lived in San Francisco. Dering died at Magdalena Bay on 16 March 1873.
Extent
.4 Linear feet (1 archives box)
Restrictions
Digital copies of this material are intended to support research, teaching, and private study. This work may be used without prior permission. The original manuscripts for this collection are held by Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.