Guide to the James Wilson Marshall Papers, 1885-1888

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California State Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the James Wilson Marshall Papers, 1885-1888



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: 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

Access

Unrestricted.

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
Pioneers--California

Contents

Papers relating to Marshall's estate, correspondence.

Biography

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.

Correspondents

  • 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.

Container List

Box Box 355

Arranged chronologically.