This small collection chiefly contains letters from California farmer and nurseryman Jesse Smart (died 1861) to his sons,
as well as some other
Smart family correspondence.
These letters mostly discuss Smart's experience in California mining for gold and running his nursery in the Sacramento Valley
in the 1850s.
Jesse Smart, a farmer and nurseryman from Troy, Maine, came to California in 1852 and settled in the Sacramento Valley.
Although Smart did some mining in California, most of his income came from his nursery where he raised and sold both fruit
and ornamental trees. He died in California in 1861.
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