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Guide to the John C. Gibson Papers, 1847-1879
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John C. Gibson Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1847-1879
    Box Number: 206
    Creator: Gibson, John C.
    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], John C. Gibson Papers, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Gibson, John C.
    River steamers--California--Sacramento
    Voyages to the Pacific coast
    California--Gold discoveries
    Gold mines and mining--California




    John C. Gibson came to California by ship from New York in 1851. In 1852-53 he mined for gold. From 1855, he was engaged in riverboating on the Sacramento River between the cities of Sacramento, Marysville, and San Francisco. He was part owner of the Kate Bateman, also serving as its Chief Engineer. In 1861, he worked for the California Steam Navigation Company and captained the Defiance.


    Major Correspondents

    • Gibson, John C.

    Other Correspondents

    • Gibson, John C., Mrs.