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Brooke, T. Warwick Letters to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Estes, 1848-1872.
BANC MSS 79/109 c Box 1
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Letters to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Estes, 1848-1872


Brooke, T. Warwick, 1822-1873?, creator


An Englishman befriended by the Estes', he describes his voyage to California via the Isthmus of Panama, Dec. 1849; arrival in San Francisco, Feb. 1850; digging for gold in vicinity of Barton's Ferry, Yuba River; mining in vicinity of Grass Valley; social life in the town; various unsuccessful ventures, including farming in Bird Valley near The Buttes. Letters prior to l854 written under the name T. Warwick Brooks; family name, Brooke, resumed Dec. l853. The last fourteen letters, from Oct. ll, l855, are written from Valparaiso, South America on his way to the Falkland Islands, from the City of Stanley in the Falklands and from Natal, South Africa, where he held British government posts. Typed transcripts included.


1848 (issued)


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Voyages to the Pacific coast
Gold mines and mining -- California
Agriculture -- California
Panama -- Description and travel
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Grass Valley (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Falkland Islands
South Africa
Yuba River (Calif.)

Physical Description:

53 letters in 1 box (.8 linear ft.).




BANC MSS 79/109 c Box 1