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Finding aid of the D.Q. Adams Letters, 1864-1869
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Chronology
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: D.Q. Adams Letters, 1864-1869
    Dates: 1864-1865
    Collection number: Consult repository.
    Creator: Adams, D.Q.
    Collection Size: 1 folder
    Repository: The Society of California Pioneers.
    San Francisco, California 94107-1272
    Abstract: Typed reproductions of 8 letters written by D.Q. Adams in the years 1864 and 1869. Letters are mainly addressed to L.D. Stephens, and written from various places in the Nevada Territory and Butte and Tehama Counties in California. Subjects includes crop prices and yields, mules and money.
    Physical location: Stored on site at The Society of California Pioneers.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open by appointment for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with The Society of California Pioneers. All requests for permission to reproduce or publish must be submitted in writing to the Librarian.

    Preferred Citation

    D.Q. Adams Letters, 1864-1869. The Society of California Pioneers.

    Biography / Administrative History

    The Society has no biographical information about D.Q. Adams, but the History of Yolo County, California (Thomas Jefferson Gregory, Los Angeles: Historic Record Co., 1913) cites him as an original stockholder in the Bank of Woodland. The president of this bank in Yolo County, incorporated in 1868, was Lawrence D. Stephens, the person to whom the letters are addressed. (pg. 205)


    1864/1869 D.Q. Adams Letters

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Typed reproductions of 8 letters written by D.Q. Adams in the years 1864 and 1869. Letters are alternately signed "Your Uncle" and addressed to L.D. Stephens. Although some of the transcriptions do not directly address L.D. Stephens it is assumed that all of the letters were sent to him. They are written from Fort Casna, Nevada Territory, Chico in Butte County, Cache Creek, Honey Lake, Mountain Meadows, and Red Bluff in Tehama County. Correspondence includes information about crop prices and yields, driving mules and requests for money to be sent.


    The collection is arranged in chronological order, with letters from 1864 first, then those from 1869 following in the folder.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Adams, D.Q.
    Stephens, Lawrence D., Esq.
    California - History - 1850-1950
    Tehama County (Calif.) - History
    Butte County (Calif.) - History