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Guide to the John W. Ingram Collection, 1850-1854
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John W. Ingram Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1850-1854
    Box Number: 2026
    Creator: Ingram, John W.
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



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    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 W. Ingram Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Ingram, John W.
    Overland journeys to the Pacific.
    Gold mines and mining--California.
    Gold miners--California--Biography.
    Coloma (Calif.)--History.


    Fourteen letters and 16 pages of a diary which was written on the overland journey from Michigan to California.


    John W. Ingram. Farmer and argonaut. Travelled from Janesville, Leniwa County, Michigan to California by wagon train in 1852. His letters describe his journey, mining in El Dorado County and his efforts to earn enough money to return home.


    Major Correspondents

    • Ingram, John W.

    Other Correspondents

    • Chandler, D. D. T.

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