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Dering (Richard) Letters
MSS 0250  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights
  • Historical Background
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Digital Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Languages: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: Richard Dering Letters
    Creator: Dering, N. Richard
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0250
    Physical Description: .4 Linear feet (1 archives box)
    Date (inclusive): 1858 - 1879
    Abstract: 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.

    Acquisition Information

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    Preferred Citation

    Richard Dering Letters. MSS 250. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Historical 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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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. Includes 63 letters from Dering to his sister, Elizabeth P. Dering of Sag Harbor, and 7 letters between Elizabeth and others following his death.

    Digital Content

    This collection was digitized in 2016 for inclusion in the Adam Matthew subscription database Frontier Life: borderlands, settlement & colonial encounters. The documents are viewable in that resource when accessed from a UC San Diego IP address, or via any institution that subscribes to that resource.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Manuscripts -- Mexico -- Baja California (Peninsula)
    Manuscripts -- Mexico -- Magdalena Bay
    Manuscripts -- California -- San Francisco
    Lower California Company
    Dering, Elizabeth P. -- Correspondence