Title:Griest family papers, 1855-1960 (bulk 1879)
Creator/Contributor:Griest family., creator
Creator/Contributor:Griest, Alvah Clarkson, 1840-1880
Creator/Contributor:Griest, Joseph W., 1800-1859
Contains family genealogy of the Griest and Greene families, copies of Joseph Griest letters to family from Calif. during
the gold rush, a letter from Richard Griest visiting Lake Tahoe on leave while serving in the Navy during World War II and
clippings about family members.
Gold mines and mining -- California
Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.) -- Description and travel
California -- Description and travel
California -- History -- 1850-1950
Also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 3353.
Joseph Griest in 1855 traveled to the Calif. gold fields from Ind. via New York City and Nicaragua, leaving his family behind.
He died in Nevada City, Calif. in 1859. His son Alvah Griest, a Civil War veteran, in 1879 decided to write down his family
history as he could remember it, including the letters his father wrote home while in Calif.
1 microfilm reel : negative (Box 3512) and positive.
BANC MSS 2003/266 c v. 1
BANC MSS 2003/266 c v. 2
BANC FILM 3353 v.1-2