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Guide to the John Marsh Letters, 1823-1850
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Marsh Letters,
    Date (inclusive): 1823-1850
    Box Number: 240
    Creator: Marsh, John, 1799-1856
    Extent: 1 box
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



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    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], John Marsh Letters, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Marsh, John, 1799-1856
    Rancho Los Medanos (Calif.)




    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.


    Major Correspondents

    • Marsh, John, 1799-1856
    • Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880

    Other Correspondents

    • Barnett, William B.
    • Farnham, Thomas Jefferson, 1804-1848
    • Fitch, Henry D.
    • Fravel, Ephraim
    • Fulton, Richard
    • Gantt, John
    • Haque, William
    • Hastings, Lansford Warren, 1819-ca.1870
    • Langstroth, Alexander
    • Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858
    • Lataillade, Cesareo
    • Marsh, Caleb
    • Martinez, Vicente
    • McMahan, Samuel
    • Mellus, H.
    • Pico, Pio, 1801-1894
    • Sinclair, John
    • Stribling, C. K.
    • Sunol, Antonio
    • Vallejo, Jose de
    • Weber, Charles M.
    • Wiatt, J. W.