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Finding Aid to the California Gold Rush Letters, 1848-1859
BANC MSS C-B 547  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: California Gold Rush Letters,
    Date (inclusive): 1848-1859
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 547
    Extent: Number of containers: 4 boxes, 3 oversize folders and 2 oversize volumes Number of microfilm reels: 2
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Abstract: Contains original, transcripts, photocopies and microfilm copies of California gold rush letters.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English and one letter in German.
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or reproduce must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
    Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], California gold rush letters, BANC MSS C-B 547, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The California Gold Rush Letters were given to or purchased by The Bancroft Library from various sources. When known the donors or owners of originals are noted on the folders. The microfilm in Part II is a copy of papers owned by the Chicago Historical Soceity.


    This collection is closed to additions. To find more letters from the California gold rush search the Library of Congress heading Gold mines and mining-- California.

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