Guide to the California Gold Rush Correspondence Collection

Special Collections & Archives
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California State University, Northridge
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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
Title: California Gold Rush Correspondence Collection
Creator: Drew, M.W.
Creator: Holden, William
Creator: Ladd, C.K.
Creator: Scott, Thomas
Identifier/Call Number: SC.GRC
Extent: 0.21 linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1853-1863
Abstract: Letters discussing business and travel in California during the gold rush from various goldminers to family and friends written between 1853 and 1863.
Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents

The California Gold Rush Correspondence Collection includes letters discussing business and travel in California during the gold rush from various goldminers to family and friends written between 1853 and 1863. The collection includes letters sent to Boston, Massachusetts, Redwing, Minnesota, Fort Fairfield, Maine, and Ottwumwa, Ohio, as well as several locations in California.

Related Material

This collection is part of the California Collection  .

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Accruals:

1999

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Cohasco, Inc. Purchased, 1997.

Preferred Citation:

For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials  guide.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Documents

Box 1, Folder 1

Letters from M. W. Drew to Mother, Father, and Brother, Boston, MA, 1853-1856

Box 1, Folder 2

Letters from M. W. Drew to "Folks at Home," Redwing, MN, 1856

Box 1, Folder 3

Letter from M. W. Drew to Mother, 1858

Box 1, Folder 4

Letters from M. W. Drew to James P. Drew, from Columbia, CA, 1860-1861

Box 1, Folder 5

Letters from M. W. Drew to James P. Drew, from San Francisco, CA, 1861

Box 1, Folder 6

Letter from M. W. Drew to James P. Drew, from American Camp, 1861

Box 1, Folder 7

Letter from M. W. Drew to Mother, from Fort Fairfield, 1863

Box 1, Folder 8

Letter from Frank to "Friend Ladd," from Willow Creek, CA, 1855

Box 1, Folder 9

Letter from John Jones to "Friend Ladd," from San Andreas, CA, 1856

Box 1, Folder 10

Letters from William Holden to Mother, from San Francisco, CA, 1854

Box 1, Folder 11

Letter from Thomas Scott to Theodore Guerez, from Ottumwa, IA, 1850