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J.M. Hutchings diaries, 1848-1855.
BANC MSS 69/80 c
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J.M. Hutchings diaries, 1848-1855


Hutchings, J. M. (James Mason), 1820-1902, creator


1848-1849 diary records voyage from Liverpool, England to New York, and his subsequent overland journey to California from New Orleans, describing encounters with Indians and concluding with a list of names of those whose graves he found along the way (p. 205-353). [cf. C-F 24].
1855 diary describes travels in the mining regions of California, and in the Rogue River area of Oregon, mentioning available accommodations and anecdotes pertaining to the sites, and relating his experiences with Indians and Chinese. Includes "list of views" sent from Shasta to Placerville, Dec. 25, 1855, and names of towns in California in 1855 (p. 1-204).
Also included: copies of three letters, 1849-1851, concerning conditions in the mines, mainly around Placerville (p. 354-361).


1848 (issued)


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Hutchings, J. M. (James Mason) -- 1820-1902 -- Archives
Indians of North America -- California
Chinese -- California
Gold mines and mining -- California
Gold mines and mining -- Oregon
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Personal narratives
California -- Description and travel
Oregon -- Description and travel


Photocopy of typed transcripts made by Gertrude Hutchings Mills.
J.M. Hutchings diaries, BANC MSS 69/80 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Originals in the Library of Congress.
FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. Reproduction prohibited.
In English.


Overland journals.-ca. 1850.

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1 box (.8 linear feet)




BANC MSS 69/80 c


No place, unknown, or undetermined

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FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. Reproduction prohibited.