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Guide to the James Wilson Marshall Papers, 1885-1888
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: James Wilson Marshall Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1885-1888
    Box Number: 355
    Creator: Marshall, James Wilson, 1810-1885
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], James Wilson Marshall Papers, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Marshall, James Wilson, 1810-1885
    Gold mines and mining--California


    Papers relating to Marshall's estate, correspondence.


    James Wilson Marshall was born October 8, 1810 at Round Mountain Farm, New Jersey. He arrived in California in 1845 and selected the site for Sutter's Mill at Coloma in May of 1847. Marshall served as superintendent of the mill. He discovered gold at Coloma on January 24, 1848. He was a member of the Bear Flag party and died August 10, 1885.


    • Lawrence, H. R., Mr. and Mrs.
    • Lilly, John, 1827-1891
    • Reeve, Mary

    Material Transferred from the Collection

    • Photocopies of Marshall's copy legislative proceedings Assembly bill 198 and letters to Margaret Kelley.