Richard Dering Letters

Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
Copyright 2005
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla 92093-0175
spcoll@ucsd.edu


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

 

LETTERS

Box 1, Folder 1

1858 February 15: R. Dering to sister (Elide Island)

Box 1, Folder 2

1859 December 15: R. Dering to sister (Elide Island)

Box 1, Folder 3

1860 November 20: R. Dering to sister (at sea)

Box 1, Folder 4

1861 March 10: R. Dering to sister (Guaymas)

Box 1, Folder 5

1861 April 29: R. Dering to sister (Guaymas)

Box 1, Folder 6

1861 June 2: R. Dering to sister (Georges Island)

Box 1, Folder 7

1861 September 5: Fordham and Jennings to Mrs. Frances M. Dering (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 8

1861 October 26: R. Dering to sister (Georges Island)

Box 1, Folder 9

1861 November 22: R. Dering to sisters (Georges Islands)

Box 1, Folder 10

1861 December 6: R. Dering to sister (Georges Island)

Box 1, Folder 11

1862 February 5: R. Dering to sister (Georges Island)

Box 1, Folder 12

1862 February 6: R. Dering to sister (Georges Island)

Box 1, Folder 13

1862 May 4: R. Dering to sister (Georges Island)

Box 1, Folder 14

1862 May 4: R. Dering to sister (Georges Island)

Box 1, Folder 15

1862 July 28: R. Dering to sister (Guaymas)

Box 1, Folder 16

1862 October 30: R. Dering to sister (Guaymas)

Box 1, Folder 17

1862 December 10: R. Dering to sister (Guaymas)

Box 1, Folder 18

1865 August 2: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 19

1865 August 2: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 20

1865 August 17: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 21

1865 August 17: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 22

1865 September 2: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 23

1865 September 2: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 24

1865 September 17: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 25

1865 September: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 26

1865 October 17: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 27

1865 November 28: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 28

1865 December 5: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 29

1866 January 28: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 30

1866 January 29: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 31

1866 February 9: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 32

1866 February 18: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 33

1866 March 18: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 34

1866 March 18: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 35

1866 June 17: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 36

1866 June 17: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 37

1866 July 4: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 38

1866 July 29: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 39

1866 September 9: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 40

1866 October 29: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 41

1866 November 18: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 42

1866 November 18: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 43

1866 December 10: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 44

1866 December 29: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 45

1867 April 28: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 46

1867 July 28: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 47

1868 January 28: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 48

1868 January 29: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 49

1868 November 29: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 50

1870 May 22: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 51

1870 August 9: R. Dering to sister (San Diego)

Box 1, Folder 52

1870 October 2: R. Dering to sister (Magdalena Bay)

Box 1, Folder 53

1870 October 2: R. Dering to sister (Magdalena Bay)

Box 1, Folder 54

1870 October 30: R. Dering to sister (Magdalena Bay)

Box 1, Folder 55

1870 October 30: R. Dering to sister (Magdalena Bay)

Box 1, Folder 56

1871 December 10: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 57

1871 December 10: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 58

1872 January 9: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 59

1872 January 11: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 60

1872 January 29: R. Dering to sister (Magdalena Bay)

Box 1, Folder 61

1872 February 29: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 62

1872 March 10: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 63

1872 March 20: R. Dering to sister (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 64

Ca. 1873: Capt. Isham to Capt. Hedges

Box 1, Folder 65

1873 May 24: David Turner, U.S. Consul to Elizabeth Dering (La Paz)

Box 1, Folder 66

1873 June 25: J. Collins to Elizabeth Dering (Magdalena Bay)

Box 1, Folder 67

Ca. 1873: Elizabeth Dering to Col. Drake De Kay (Sag Harbor)

Box 1, Folder 68

1873 September 4: J. Collins to Elizabeth Dering (Magdalena)

Box 1, Folder 69

1873 October 9: Capt. Isham to Mary Dering (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 70

1879 October 20: Cornelius Sleight to Frances Dering (San Francisco)

Box 1, Folder 71

Miscellaneous envelopes

Box 1, Folder 72

Newspaper clippings

General note

"Startling News from Lower California," THE DAILY UNION, November 25, 1871 and "The Lower California Revolution," [unidentified newspaper], no date.