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Finding Aid of the John N. Fraser Letter C057965
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Letter, Handwritten, 1page, both sides, on Feb 6, 1913, by John N. Fraser (Lincoln, CA)in response to a request by Mr. H. L. Boyne of the Society of California Pioneers. The subject is his arrival in San Francisco on August 21, 1849, aboard the "Duxbery". The ship struck a reef outside of the Bay and freed itself the next day. The reef is now called Duxbery Reef. The letter contains other brief references to his arrival such as witnessing the hanging of 5 men by the Committee of Vigilance and mining on Horse Bar in Amador County.
Born Nov 25, 1828 in Portland, Maine. He arrived in San Francisco on Aug 22, 1849 on the ship Duxbery. He was a farmer at Tipton, Tulare County. He died on January 27, 1915 in Sacramento, CA.
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