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Guide to the John Paul Dart Papers, 1849-1856
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Paul Dart Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1849-1856
    Box Number: 161
    Creator: Dart, J. P. (John Paul), 1824-1891
    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 Paul Dart Papers, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Dart, J. P. (John Paul), 1824-1891
    Gold mines and mining--California
    Tuolumne County (Calif.)--Politics and government


    Letters of John Paul Dart to his brother and sister.
    A card index has been made for items in this collection. Most of the letters have been published in the California Historical Society Quarterly, September 1956, pp. 205-131, as "A Mississippian in the Gold Fields."
    The collection consists of typed copies of letters made by the Vicksburg and Warren County Historical Society from originals owned by Mary Davis and John Dart (nephew) of Bovina, Mississippi.


    John Paul Dart came to California by ship in 1849 and worked as a miner. In 1874, he was elected county surveyor of Tuolumne County. He died in 1891.


    • Dart, J. P. (John Paul), 1824-1891