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Guide to the Walsworth Family Papers, [ca. 1842-1906]
BANC MSS 70/131 c  
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Description
Correspondence, diaries, Mss., scrapbooks and clippings of Presbyterian minister Edward Brown Walsworth and his wife, relating to their voyage around the Horn in the Trade Wind, 1852; life in San Francisco, Marysville and Oakland; voyage to Hawaii, 1858; visit to Yosemite; association with the Oakland Female College. Also included: letters, accounts and papers of the Gibson and Pierson families, 1806-1874; and genealogical materials relating to the Pierson, Walsworth and Redington families.
Background
Edward Brown Walsworth, who was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29, 1819, moved with his family to New York State when he was fifteen years old. There he received his early education, and there he joined the Presbyterian Church. Having decided to become a minister, after graduating from Union College in 1844, he continued his studies at the Auburn Theological Seminary, and later at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Upon his graduation in 1848, he accepted his first call in East Avon, New York. Here he met Sarah A. Pierson who was to become his wife.
Extent
Number of containers: 2 boxes, 2 cartons and 1 oversize folder
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.