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Finding aid of the Fly Wagon Train Papers C058683
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Description
Letters to and from members of the Fly Wagon Train (1852-1887), including Camilla and Bernadette Little, Richard C. and William Percival, Mary B. Fly, and Fanny Levey, as well as reciepts from the overland journey.
Background
While no further information has been found on Richard C. Percival, from these papers, he appears to have been part of the Fly Wagon train. His letters to Mary Fly, his sister, and also Camilla Little (his sister as well), were sent from Pittsburgh Bar, on the Yuba River, and discuss his life as a miner. There are also letters to a Boon Fly, the brother of Mary Fly. Robert C. Percival is also noted as a trustee of Christian College, and many of his poems are included in the papers. Mary B. Fly, writes to an Uncle Robert, and an aunt (not named), from 1879-1881, from Napa City.
Extent
4.0 folders letters, correspondence, receipts, poems, certificates.
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Availability
Collection is open for research