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Guide to the Seth H. Tyson Letters
Wyles SC 253  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Seth H. Tyson Letters,
    Date (inclusive): 1853, 1855
    Collection Number: Wyles SC 253
    Creator: Tyson (Seth H.)
    Extent: .05 linear feet (1 folder)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Vault
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Seth H. Tyson Letters. Wyles SC 253. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information


    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains six letters (ALS) from Seth H. Tyson, a young man from Philadelphia, mostly to his mother, concerning his California Gold Rush experiences in Calaveras County, 1853, 1855. Early 1853 letters talk about working in San Francisco and on farms, but later ones mainly concern Tyson's prospecting ups and downs, the hard work, problems with lack of water in the rivers, difficult financial dealings, and general uncertainty of life in the gold fields.
    The collection also includes typescript transcriptions of the letters.