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Hunt (George Lundy) Papers
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A collection of correspondence related to the life of miner and rancher George Lundy Hunt and his mining experiences in British Columbia, Canada, and Calaveras County, California, 1864-1877.
George Lundy Hunt (1841-1922), miner and farmer, was born in Ontario, Canada, and went to San Francisco, California in 1862. In 1865, he went to the Cariboo Mining District of British Columbia, staying until the fall of 1866. He then went to Campo Seco, Calaveras County, California, where he was active in the mines from 1866-1872. He married Margaret Gillon in 1871, in Calaveras, California. In 1872, they moved to Elk Grove, California, where Hunt worked as a farmer and he and Margaret had several children. In 1902, they moved to Florin, California, where Hunt was the manager of the Florin Fruit Growers Association, 1902-1912. He died in San Fernando, California, in 1922.
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