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Jesse Smart Correspondence: Finding Aid
mssHM 63842-63881  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
40 items in 1 box.
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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