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Guide to the George Henry Goddard Papers, 1850-1861
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    Title: George Henry Goddard Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1850-1861
    Box Number: 215-216
    Creator: Goddard, George H. (George Henry), 1817-1906
    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], George Henry Goddard Papers, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Goddard, George H. (George Henry), 1817-1906
    Columbia (Calif.)--History
    Tuolumne County (Calif.)--History
    Gold mines and mining--California--Tuolumne County




    George Henry Goddard came to California in 1850 settling in Sacramento. He prospected for gold but earned a living as an artist, selling sketches of California scenes. With Edgar Mills, he helped found the mining camp of Columbia in Tuolumne County. He was originally an architect and surveyor and surveyed the first railroad line in California, the Western Pacific, extending out of Sacramento. In 1861, he became a land examiner for various banks in Sacramento. He assembled a large collection of minerals from California mines and more than 1000 sketches of places he had surveyed. This collection was destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake and fire of April, 1906. George Goddard died December 27 1906.


    Major Correspondents

    • Goddard, George H. (George Henry), 1817-1906
    • Goddard, Augustus

    Other Correspondents

    • Goddard, Emily