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Hamilton (Gideon Anthony) Papers
mssHM 26463-26512, mssHM 50923-50975  
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Description
The collection consists primarily of letters from Gideon Anthony Hamilton to his friend Samuel Frank Dexter in Pawtucket, Rhode Island from 1874-1922.
Background
In 1864, Gideon Anthony Hamilton began working in the Comstock mines in Virginia City, Nevada. He traveled to South America working on Henry Meiggs' railroad project in Peru and crossed Costa Rica on horseback in 1872. He returned to Virginia City until 1878 when he invested in property in Mason Valley, Esmeralda County, Nevada. He sold his interest in the property in 1880 and went to San Francisco, California, and later to Oakland and finally Visalia, where he passed away in 1924.
Extent
2.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Restrictions
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Availability
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