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Sets of correspondence written in German and Low German. Letters are addressed to friends and relatives in California mining towns during the period 1852-1888. Several sets were sent to Richard Vorlander in Jackson -- notably from his brother, Ewald, in Sonora and from Friedrich Euler in San Francisco. Another substantial set is addressed to members of the Leding family in Sonora (Charles, Elise and Wilhelmine) from their Mother.