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Guide to the Gaskill Brothers Papers MS 52
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Description
This collection contains a business ledger of the Campo and Petaluma general stores, as well as some personal papers of the Gaskill brothers, local pioneers responsible for founding the town of Campo in San Diego, CA in the mid-1800s.
Background
Silas E Gaskill was born February 16, 1829 in New York and his younger brother Luman H. Gaskill was born July 17, 1843, in Steuben County, Indiana to Courtland Gaskill and Theresa Brink Gaskill. Silas came to California in 1850 at the age of 21, crossing over the Great Plains. Seven years later, Luman and their parents arrived in San Francisco by sea voyage from Panama in 1857.
Extent
0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
Availability
This collection is open for research.