Guide to the George Henry Goddard Papers, 1850-1861

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California State Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the George Henry Goddard Papers, 1850-1861



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: George Henry Goddard Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1850-1861
Box Number: 215-216
Creator: Goddard, George H. (George Henry), 1817-1906
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Henry Goddard Papers, California State Library.

Access Points

Goddard, George H. (George Henry), 1817-1906
Columbia (Calif.)--History
Tuolumne County (Calif.)--History
Gold mines and mining--California--Tuolumne County

Contents

Correspondence.

Biography

George Henry Goddard came to California in 1850 settling in Sacramento. He prospected for gold but earned a living as an artist, selling sketches of California scenes. With Edgar Mills, he helped found the mining camp of Columbia in Tuolumne County. He was originally an architect and surveyor and surveyed the first railroad line in California, the Western Pacific, extending out of Sacramento. In 1861, he became a land examiner for various banks in Sacramento. He assembled a large collection of minerals from California mines and more than 1000 sketches of places he had surveyed. This collection was destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake and fire of April, 1906. George Goddard died December 27 1906.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

  • Goddard, George H. (George Henry), 1817-1906
  • Goddard, Augustus

Other Correspondents

  • Goddard, Emily

Container List

Box Box 215

Correspondence 1850-1851.

Box Box 216

Correspondence 1852-1861.