Guide to the William Doyle Pennell Letters, 1849-1885

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Guide to the William Doyle Pennell Letters, 1849-1885



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Doyle Pennell Letters,
Date (inclusive): 1849-1885
Box Number: 1047
Collector: Pennell family
Extent: 1 box
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

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[Identification of item], William Doyle Pennell Letters, California State Library.

Access Points

California--Gold discoveries
Gold mines and mining--California
Pennell family
Pennell, William Doyle
Usher family

Contents

Family letters of William Doyle Pennell and his wife, Delila Ann.

Biography

William Doyle Pennell was born September 15, 1815 in Delaware County Pennsylvania. He left there in 1837, settling in Brunswick, Chariton County, Missouri in 1840. He married Elizabeth C. Usher who died in 1843. He next married her sister, Delila Ann Usher on July 4, 1844. Delila Ann Usher was born in Brunswick, Missouri, in 1828. The couple had four children. In 1849 Mr. Pennell came to California via the Santa Fe trail to Santa Fe, thence to Los Angeles, Mariposa, Stockton and Sacramento. He met little success in gold mining. He returned to Missouri in 1852 and died February 14, 1860. Mrs. Pennell died in Missouri in 1880.

Correspondents

  • Fizman (?), James W.
  • McAllister, Mag
  • Miller, Mary
  • Miller, William
  • Pennell, Delila Ann
  • Senvok, Margaret
  • Simmons, H. C.
  • Usher, John A.
  • Usher, Robert Cherney
  • Usher, Sallie
  • Usher, W. C.
  • Usher, William T.

Container List

Box 1047

Correspondence