The Grass Valley and Vicinity collection contains 56 photographic prints taken circa 1894 by Désiré Fricot.
Désiré Fricot (1868-1940) was the son of Jules Nicolas Fricot, a French emigre who became a California mining pioneer. Part
of a larger community of French prospectors, the Fricot family owned and operated a number of very prosperous mines in the
Grass Valley and Nevada City areas of Nevada County, as well as mines in Calaveras County. They also owned real estate in
San Francisco, and were apparently active in French diplomatic and consular activities in California and Hawaii.
56 photographic prints, 20 x 25 cm. or smaller (some mounted, 23 x 28 cm. or smaller); 1 single-page document, 36 x 22 cm.;
2 booklets: 15 x 24 cm., and 18 x 13 cm.
56 digital objects
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Restricted originals. Use of originals only by permission of the Curator of Pictorial Collections, The Bancroft Library.