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Murray family letters, 1843-1889.
BANC MSS 77/130 c Reel 1; BANC MSS 77/130 c Reel 2; BANC MSS 77/130 c Box 1; BANC MSS 77/130 c box 2; ...
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Title:

Murray family letters, 1843-1889

Creator/Contributor:

Murray family., creator

Abstract:

Box 1: Correspondence, original letters and transcripts, of Walter and Alexander Murray with family in England, including accounts of Walter's journey to America from England in 1843 and his work as printer in Boston, life in San Luis Obispo, crimes of Pío Linares leading to the formation of a Vigilance Committee there; legal and business careers of both brothers, political activity, etc. Other topics discussed include reflections on the Civil War and comments on Romulado Pacheco. Included are biographical sketches of the two brothers. Box 2: Set of transcripts of the letters by Dorothy Unangst Bilodeau, and bigraphical sketches of the two brothers.

Date:

1843 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- n-us-ma
Linares, Pío
Pacheco, Romualdo -- 1831-1899
Murray, Walter -- 1826-1875
Murray, Alexander -- 1834-1870
San Luis Obispo Committee of Vigilance.
Crime -- California
Voyages and travels
Printing -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Family archives -- California
San Luis Obispo (Calif.) -- Description and travel
California -- Politics and government
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

Note:

Box 1, original letters, restricted to use only by permission of the Head of the Manuscripts Division. Researchers should use either the microfilm or the transcripts in Box 2.
Box 1, original letters, also available on microfilm.

Type:

Biographies.

Physical Description:

2 boxes (.75 linear ft.).
2 microfilm reels : negative (BNEG BOX 1722: 1-2) and positive.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 77/130 c Reel 1
BANC MSS 77/130 c Reel 2
BANC MSS 77/130 c Box 1
BANC MSS 77/130 c box 2
BANC MSS 77/130 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Box 1, original letters, restricted to use only by permission of the Head of the Manuscripts Division. Researchers should use either the microfilm or the transcripts in Box 2.