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Mike L. Yager correspondence : to James P. Yager, 1863-1865.
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Mike L. Yager correspondence: to James P. Yager, 1863-1865


Yager, Mike L., creator, correspondent.


Yager, James P., correspondent.


An Irishman, originally from Kentucky, writes (6 letters, 16 p.) to his cousin James in West Walker River, California, about his circumstances and work looking for gold and other business opportunities in Nevada and California. Addressed mostly from Washoe City, Nevada and Summit City, California, Yager writes with good humor poking mild fun at himself, his circumstances, and his cousin James addressing one of his letters to him as, "Dear Corn Fed." Also includes two letters (6 p.) to James P. Yager's wife, Venitia. In one letter he playfully chides her to write him because she is mistaken in thinking he had not been replying to her, "Now Cousin Nish you must write. But I will take part of that back because if you tell a woman she must do anything you need not ever expect to receive one word after that."


1863 (issued)


n-us-ca -- n-us-nv
Yager, Mike L -- Correspondence
Yager, James P -- Correspondence
Gold miners -- California
Gold miners -- Nevada
Gold mines and mining -- California
Gold mines and mining -- Nevada
Ghost towns -- California
Irish American families -- California
Irish American families -- Nevada
Washoe City (Nev.)
Summit City (Nevada County, Calif.)
San Jose (Calif.)
West Walker River (Calif. and Nev.)


Mike L. Yager correspondence : to James P. Yager, 1863-1865, BANC MSS 2011/216, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Summit City, California is a ghost town in Nevada County, California. The town's heyday occurred during the period of 1865 to 1868 with the economy built on the prospect of finding substantial gold ore.
In English.

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1 box (0.2 linear feet)