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Guide to the California Gold Rush Sermons
Wyles Mss 22  
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The collection contains 18 handwritten sermons and other theological notes by a Presbyterian minister, the Rev. Silas Solon Harmon, who established and maintained a church in Sonora, California from 1852 to 1863. Harmon came from New York State with his wife and children, as part of the American Home Missionary Society efforts to instill the unruly gold rush settlements with a more New England Puritan model of society.
.4 linear feet (1 document box)
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.