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H.R. Tabor family letters : San Francisco, to Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Sleight in Sag Harbor, Long Island, 1850-1857.
BANC MSS 99/70 c; BANC MSS 99/70 c
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H.R. Tabor family letters: San Francisco, to Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Sleight in Sag Harbor, Long Island, 1850-1857


Tabor, H. R. (Mrs. A. Jackson), creator


Sleight, Cornelius.


Hempstead, John.


Talbott, J. W.


In seven letters to her uncle and aunt in Sag Harbor, H.R. Tabor writes of family, including cousin John Hempstead, returning home over land vs. sea, and fires in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Marysville. She tells of attending a wedding where the bride wore her travelling dress since her trunk had fallen into the water off the steamer, and writes of family daguerreotypes, walking in San Francisco at night, going to lectures, church activities, and Chinese friends and their dress, languages, and religious life. She also writes about her home, the layout of the rooms, furniture, daily routine, her husband A. Jackson Tabor's illness and attending to his business for him ("I am quite a lawyer"). Letters to the Sleights from John Hempstead mention mining arrangements on the Mokelumne River, hauling dirt to water, sending gold home, and a ranch in Snelling, Merced Co. Other letters, including one from A.J. Tabor, relate to administration of Hempstead's estate after his death. Letters from J.W. Talbott and Hempstead's partner John Ivett in Snelling to H.R. Tabor about the estate also included.


1850 (issued)


Hempstead, John
Tabor, A. J., (A. Jackson)
Ivett, John
Families -- California
Fires -- California -- San Francisco
Fires -- California
Weddings -- California -- San Francisco
Chinese -- California -- San Francisco
Mines and mineral resources -- California -- Mokelumne River -- Maps
Gold mines and mining -- California
Administration of estates -- California
Women pioneers -- California
Sag Harbor (N.Y.)
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Social life and customs
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Religious life and customs
Snelling (Calif.)


Received with letters of Sag Harbor native Richard Dering (BANC MSS 99/59 c)

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1 portfolio (.1 linear ft.)




BANC MSS 99/70 c
BANC MSS 99/70 c