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Guide to the California Letters, 1852-1858
Special Collections M0038  
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    Title: California Letters, 1852-1858
    Collection number: Special Collections M0038
    Creator: Gibbons, A. S.

    Gibbons, Sarah Cloud

    Krebs, James A.
    Extent: 29 items
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Gift of George Coffin Taylor

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    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item], California Letters, M0038, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Contents Note:

    The bulk of this collection consists of twenty letters by A. S. Gibbons and/or his wife Sarah Cloud Gibbons to her family in Virginia, 1852 to 1857. A. S. Gibbons was an itinerant Methodist preacher who spent one year teaching at Santa Clara College. The letters primarily consist of descriptions of domestic problems and the temperance movement.
    Other items in the collection include five letters concerning James A. Krebs, a prospecter, 1854-1858; a letter addressed to H. H. Heath dated July 22, 1854 concerning schools and law practice in San Francisco; and one page of an unidentified diary for June 1852.