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Guide to the Benjamin Francis Tarr Papers, 1848-1852
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Benjamin Francis Tarr Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1848-1852
    Box Number: 192
    Creator: Tarr, Benjamin Francis
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



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    Please credit California State Library.

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    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Benjamin Francis Tarr Papers, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Overland journeys to the Pacific.
    California--Gold discoveries.
    Tarr, Benjamin Francis.
    Gold mines and mining--California.




    Tarr came to California in 1849 from Chillicothe, Missouri. He lived in Sacramento and mined gold on the Feather River before returning to Missouri in 1851. In 1853, he attempted to return to California by ship. However, the ship, the Independence, was wrecked off the island Margarita in Lower California and he was drowned.