Title:Augustus Caywood letters: Diamond Springs, Calif., to Sarah Caywood, Lodi, N.Y., 1853 Feb.15 - Nov.11
Creator/Contributor:Caywood, Augustus., creator
Creator/Contributor:Caywood, Sarah, correspondent.
Two handwritten letters (5 p.) from husband on his way to, and in, California to his wife in New York. One letter, dated Feb.
15, 1853, written on board the steamer Georgia, is a very brief account due to the heavy rolling of the ship making it very
difficult for him to write. He writes that he is well and estimates that the ship is about 12 hours from Aspinwall [i.e.Colón,
Panama]. In the second letter, dated Nov. 11,1853, he writes about committing to his work as a gold miner in California after
using all of his money to buy a share in a claim stake with two other men. He writes that he will send a daguerreotype of
the diggings operations that he has described to her and asks her to send him a likeness of her and their little daughters.
He estimates that it will take three to four years to establish himself in the area.
Subject:n-us-ca -- n-us-ny
Gold miners -- California
Voyages to the Pacific coast -- Personal narratives
California -- Gold discoveries
Diamond Springs (Calif.)
Seneca County (N.Y.)
Augustus Caywood letters : Diamond Springs, Calif., to Sarah Caywood, Lodi, N.Y., 1853, BANC MSS 2008/40, The Bancroft Library,
University of California, Berkeley.
BANC MSS 2008/40