The Jewell Family
diaries consist of three pocket diaries kept by Jesse Jewell, one
diary kept by Jesse's daughter Mattie, and two diaries kept by
Mattie's younger sister Ruby. The diaries record the daily lives
of this family of immigrants to California from the 1860s to the
The Jewell family -- Jesse and his wife Mary, their daughters
Martha (Mattie) and Ruby and the girls' two siblings -- relocated
from Starksboro, Vermont, to a farm near Petaluma, California, in
the summer of 1860, joining Jesse's aging parents, as well as
several brothers and sisters and their families.
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