This collection contains 62 letters from twenty-six different authors in mining camps and cities
throughout Northern California illustrating aspects of the Gold Rush experience, chiefly from 1849-1864.
Milton B. Stevens left his family and
home in Shushan, New York to come to California on the ship
Morrison, which departed from New York City on February 14, 1849. While in
California, Stevens searched for gold at several mining towns throughout Northern
California, including Salmon Falls, Pilot Hill, Oregon Bar, Independence, and Weber Creek.
He left California and returned to New York in 1851. In 1852, he married Ann Maria Lyman of
Salem, New York.
62 items in 2 boxes
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