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Finding aid to the Harold C. Holmes collection of early California manuscripts
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Accounts, receipts for wages and goods, Gold Rush correspondence, and other documents collected by Oakland bookseller Harold C. Holmes, mostly relating to commercial activities in California between the years 1846 and 1868. Materials were created by various individuals and firms, including Captain J. L. Folsom, Archibald C. Peachy, Mellus & Howard, and members of the Fitch family. Some materials document the exchange of and disputes over horses during the Mexican War period.
Harold C. Holmes was an antiquarian bookseller and owner of the Holmes Book Company in Oakland, California.
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