Title:James Masterson correspondence: and other material, circa 1854-1897 (bulk 1854-1858)
Creator/Contributor:Masterson, James, d. 1897, creator, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Hanly, Denis, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Alvarez, Eugene, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Doyle, Patrick, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Gorton, George E., correspondent..
Creator/Contributor:Taylor, R. O., correspondent..
Creator/Contributor:James, Lewis Preston, correspondent..
Contains 28 handwritten letters addressed to James Masterson from various persons located in gold mining camps in Northern
California. Twenty-one of the letters are from a friend, Denis Hanly. Also includes handwitten dictation notes of Masterson
written by his daughter [before 1898] containing recollections about his journey on the Overland Trails and early California
Masterson, James -- d. 1897 -- Correspondence
Hanly, Denis -- Correspondence
Alvarez, Eugene -- Correspondence
Doyle, Patrick -- Correspondence
Gorton, George E -- Correspondence
Taylor, R. O -- Correspondence
James, Lewis Preston -- Correspondence
Amador County (Calif.). -- County Surveyor.
Gold miners -- California
Gold mines and mining -- California
Surveyors -- California -- Amador County
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Personal narratives
California -- Gold discoveries
California -- History -- 1850-1950 -- Social life and customs
James Masterson correspondence : and other material, circa 1854-1897 (bulk 1854-1858), BANC MSS 85/136 c, The Bancroft Library,
University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from William Burger ; 19860205.
Additions (1 letter, Sept. 8, 1855): Gift; of James C. Cherry; 1986.
Additions (5 letters): Purchase ; from Charles Seluzicki Fine and Rare Books ; 20121127.
James Masterson was a civil engineer from Ireland. He was elected County Surveyor of Amador County, California in 1856.
1 box (0.2 linear feet)
BANC MSS 85/136 c