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Guide to the John Marsh Letters, 1823-1850
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Description
Correspondence.
Background
John Marsh was born June 5, 1799, in Massachusettts and came to California in 1836. He was a doctor. In 1839, he became owner of Rancho Los Medanos at the foot of Mt. Diablo near present-day Antioch, California. He lived a solitary existence, though taking some interest in politics and favoring California's incorporation into the United States. He was murdered September 24, 1856, on the road between his rancho and Martinez.
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Please credit California State Library.
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Unrestricted.