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Lucas Willey papers, [ca. 1849-1873]
BANC FILM 2676 :1; BANC MSS C-B 757; BANC MSS C-B 757 Box 1; BANC MSS C-B 757 Box 2; ...
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Title:

Lucas Willey papers, [ca. 1849-1873]

Creator/Contributor:

Willey, Lucas, 1830-1873, creator

Abstract:

Letters from family and friends in Arkansas and Texas; diaries (6 v.), 1854-1872, covering his overland journey from Clarksville, Ark. to California (Apr. 3-Dec. 19, 1854), his mining experiences in Tuolumne and El Dorado counties, his return to Arkansas via the Isthmus of Panama and New York (Nov.-Dec. 1858), his second overland journey to Calif. with his wife (Apr. 12-Sept. 30, 1859), his work as wagonwright, carpenter, rancher, schoolteacher and justice of the peace, with occasional comments on political matters; account books (4 v.), 1853-1870, and accounts; property deeds; certificates (teaching and Masonic); and other papers.
Also included: family letters and folder of letters addressed to his daughter.

Date:

1849 (issued)

Subject:

Overland journeys to the Pacific
Gold mines and mining -- California
Agriculture -- California
Carpenters -- California
Panama
El Dorado County (Calif.)
Tuolumne County (Calif.)

Note:

Also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 2676:1 (Oversize folder and Box 1) and BANC FILM 2676:2 (Box 2).
Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1980.107--PIC)

Type:

Diaries.
Family papers.
Account books.

Physical Description:

2 boxes & 1 oversize folder.
2 microfilm reels : negative (BNEG Box 2993, 722 frames and BNEG Box 2994, 594 frames) and positive.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC FILM 2676 :1
BANC MSS C-B 757
BANC MSS C-B 757 Box 1
BANC MSS C-B 757 Box 2
BANC FILM 2676 :2
BANC MSS C-B 757

Origin:

United States