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Miles Palmerton letter to Joshua F. Seaman.
BANC MSS 2018/67
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Title:

Miles Palmerton letter to Joshua F. Seaman

Creator/Contributor:

Palmerton, Miles, creator, correspondent.

Abstract:

Handwritten letter from a gold miner in Sacramento, California to a friend in Malta, New York. Contains details of his activities as a storeowner, quartz and gold miner, and descriptions of California life. He also writes, "... the gambling houses are shutting their doors that is a good sign that the Society is improving." Written in the left margin in another hand is this statement, "Last letter from Miles P. - fate unknown - thought murdered." Includes the original envelope postmarked June 20 from Sacramento, California.

Date:

1851 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Palmerton, Miles -- Correspondence
Seaman, Joshua F -- Correspondence
Gold miners -- California -- Correspondence
Gold mines and mining -- California
Quartz mines and mining -- California
California -- Gold discoveries
California -- Description and travel

Note:

Miles Palmerton letter to Joshua F. Seaman, BANC MSS 2018/67, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase from Langdon Manor Books ; 2019.
In English.

Physical Description:

print
1 (4 1 envelope

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2018/67

Origin:

California