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Guide to the Hiram Dwight Pierce Letters, 1849-1881
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hiram Dwight Pierce Letters,
    Date (inclusive): 1849-1881
    Box Number: 281
    Creator: Pierce, Hiram Dwight, 1819-1881
    Extent: 1 box
    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], Hiram Dwight Pierce Letters, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Pierce, Hiram Dwight, 1810-1881
    California--Gold discoveries.
    Gold mines and mining--California--Mariposa County




    Hiram Pierce was born May 25, 1810 in New York. He came to California in 1849 and mined for gold at Washington Flat and Long Canyon in Mariposa County. He returned home in 1851. His son, George, came to California in 1875 and worked as a well digger in Sacramento and Bakersfield. George died an accidnetal death in July, 1881, in iOroville, California.


    Major Correspondents

    • Pierce, Sara Jane
    • Pierce, George H.

    Other Correspondents

    • Ostrom, Alvin