Title:John W. Bone letters: Sacramento Valley, Calif., to Marion J. Bowers, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1853-1854
Creator/Contributor:Bone, John W., 1829?-, creator, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Bowers, Marion J., correspondent.
Contains seven handwritten letters from a man working on a farm near the Sacramento River, California. Five are addressed
to his childhood sweetheart, Minnie, and two are addressed to an unnamed friend. Details include descriptions of farm life
and agricultural productivity in the Sacramento Valley, the difficulties of running a farm, a few observations of mining
life, and being away from family. Also includes typescript transcripts of each letter.
Bone, John W -- 1829?- -- Correspondence
Bowers, Marion J -- Correspondence
Agriculture -- California -- Sacramento Valley -- 19th century
Farmers -- California -- Sacramento Valley -- 19th century
Gold miners -- California
Gold mines and mining -- California
John W. Bone letters : Sacramento, Calif., 1853-1854, BANC MSS 2011/136, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Ursus Rare Books; 20101026.
John W. Bone (1829?-) grew up in Hopkins County, Kentucky. He worked in Madisonville, Kentucky as a salesman in a dry goods
store for three years and moved to California in 1852 where he worked on a farm on the Sacramento River before moving back
to Kentucky in 1855, marrying his childhood sweetheart, Marion ("Minnie") J. Bowers.
From the library of James S. Copley.
1 box (0.2 linear feet)
BANC MSS 2011/136 box 1