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Guide to the Jonas Winchester Collection, 1829-1917
Part I: 329-334 Part II: 335-338  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
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  • Biography
  • Correspondents
  • Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jonas Winchester Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1829-1917
    Box Number: Part I: 329-334

    Part II: 335-338
    Creator: Winchester, Jonas
    Extent: 10 boxes
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    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], Jonas Winchester Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Gold mines and mining--California--Inyo County
    Silver mines and mining--California--Inyo County
    Globe Gold and Silver Mining Co.


    Correspondence, books, pictures, newspaper copies.


    Jonas Winchester, was born November 129, 1810 in Marcellus, New York.. He came to California, arriving July, 1849. He was part owner and editor of PACIFIC NEWS. In April of 1850, he was appointed State Printer by Governor Burnett. Before coming to California he was in partnership with Horace Greeley. Winchester was a pioneer in quartz mining in Grass Valley, Caliofornia. He was also involved in the Globe Gold and Silver Mining Company in Monitor, Inyo County, California. He died in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California, February 23, 1887.


    Major Correspondents

    • Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872
    • Winchester, Jonas

    Other Correspondents

    • Audull [?], R. G.
    • Bates, Morgan
    • Blethen, J. Henry
    • Britton, I. B. [?]
    • Burnett, Peter H. (Peter Hardeman), 1807-1895
    • Corbert, E. W.
    • Crocker, E. B.
    • Delano, Alonzo, 1806-1874
    • Devoe, James
    • Ewer, Ferdinand C. (Ferdinand Cartwright), 1826-1883
    • Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892
    • Gregory, D. L.
    • Hartwell, Hannah
    • Horsford, E. W.
    • Howell, Joseph L.
    • Kip, William Ingraham, 1811-1893
    • Lea, Isaac C.
    • Low, Frederick Ferdinand, 1828-1894
    • Norcross, Daniel
    • Park, Benjamin
    • Parker, Mary W.
    • S. M. A. L.
    • Sargent, Epes
    • Sherman, Hyde & Co.
    • Snow, G. T.
    • Sumner, Charles A. (Charles Allen), 1835-1903
    • Sykes, J. I.
    • Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1794-1877
    • Williston, H. C.
    • Winchester, Amelia
    • Winchester, Cephas
    • Winchester, Ebenezer
    • Winchester, Francis W..
    • Winchester, Herman
    • Winchester, Samuel
    • Winchester, Samuel B.
    • Winchester, Susan

    Material Transferred from the Collection


    • Association of Territorial Pioneers. Constitution, by-laws, Nov. 10, 1874 (** c369 T32c)
    • Independent Order of Foresters. Constitution, by-laws, no. 12, Grass Valley, 1868. (** c366.3 O22pa 4)
    • A memorial to Horace Greeley. Pub. By Tribune Assn. N.Y. 1873 (To general collection)
    • Winchester, Jonas. A western correspondent's scrapbook of clippings on mining, travel and other subjects.

    Other Materials

    • To Sample Newspaper file: Alpine County: Monitor the Alpine Miner, July 4, 1868.
    • Photographs to Picture File.