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Leet, G. A. W. Letter books from G.A.W. Leet to his sister Eunice.
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Title:

Letter books from G.A.W. Leet to his sister Eunice

Creator/Contributor:

Leet, G. A. W., creator, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Gregory's Express

Abstract:

Two Gregory's Express Letter Books (13 x 8 cm) containing handwritten letters from G.A.W. Leet to his sister Eunice. The 1851 letter tells of Mr. Leet having joined the Navy in 1847 and sailed to Brazil, the Cape of Good Hope, Valparaiso, Chile, and finally California. In California he settled and bought gold claims, in or near Sacramento; at the end of the letter he tells Eunice, "I will send you in this letter a piece of gold." This book has 18 blank pages at the end. The 1852 letter tells of Leet's illness which lasted two months and seems to have nearly killed him. Leet also requests that his sister write to him. The 1852 letter has 28 blank pages at the end.

Date:

1851 (issued)

Subject:

Gold miners -- California
Sailors -- United States
Marins -- √Čtats-Unis
Gold miners
Sailors
California
United States
Leet, G. A. W -- Correspondence

Note:

Purchase from Ken Harrison Western Americana ; 2020.
Letter books from G.A.W. Leet to his sister Eunice, BANC MSS 2021/019, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In English.

Type:

Pocket letters.
Personal correspondence.

Physical Description:

print
2 (16

Language:

English

Origin:

California