Title:James Himrod letters: Sacramento, Colusa, and Truckee, Calif., to his nieces: ALS, 1850-1919 (bulk 1868-1878)
Creator/Contributor:Himrod, James, d. 1878, creator
Creator/Contributor:Cowdrey, DeWitt C.
Creator/Contributor:Himrod, Jennie., Correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Truckee Lumber Company
Creator/Contributor:Sierra Nevada Lumber Association
Consists of businessman James Himrod's letters to his nieces, Minnie, Lizzie, Julia, and Anna Himrod, chronicling his 10 years
of life in Sacramento, Colusa, and Truckee, Calif. Himrod describes his experiences with the weather and earthquakes, and
the differences between East Coast and Calif. morality and religious observance; he also discusses their business and marriage
prospects, his nieces' travels to Calif., his engagement to Jennie Cowdrey, and later, news of their family. Many of Himrod's
letters from Truckee are written on company stationary from Sierra Nevada Lumber Association and Truckee Lumber Company. Includes
a few letters from Jennie to her brother, DeWitt C. Cowdrey of Truckee, Calif., and to Minnie. Also includes a newspaper clipping
announcing their marriage, along with the 1850 marriage certificate of Himrod's brother, Oliver and Mary P. Cruttenden, Mary
Himrod's will, and obituary clippings for Oliver and Julia. Finally, includes a letter to his brother, William, and his brother-in-law,
DeWitt, and a letter from Lizzie to Minnie.
Floods -- California -- Sacramento
Truckee (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Sacramento (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Colusa (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Sacramento (Calif.) -- Social life and customs
Colusa (Calif.) -- Social life and customs
Truckee (Calif.) -- Social life and customs
James Himrod died presumbly of a respiratory illness in 1878, his brother Oliver in 1881.
1 box (.2 linear ft.)
BANC MSS 99/98 c