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Marshall I. Newton letters : Howland Flats, Calif., to Harvey Thayer, Newport, Wis., 1857-1861.
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Title:

Marshall I. Newton letters: Howland Flats, Calif., to Harvey Thayer, Newport, Wis., 1857-1861

Creator/Contributor:

Newton, Marshall I., creator, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Thayer, Harvey, correspondent.

Abstract:

Five handwritten letters (16 p.) from a man working as a gold miner in Northern California to his friend and former Williamsville schoolmate in Wisconsin. He gives details about his mining work and responds to his friend's inquiry about joining him in California or going to Pike's Peak to find gold. Newton advises Thayer against going to Pike's Peak, describes the cost of living in California, and warns against traveling overland to California due to Indian attacks. Instead he advises Thayer to commence a trip in January via the Isthmus of Panama to insure arriving at the best time for finding work. One letter is addressed from Pine Grove, California. Also includes one original envelope return addressed from Table Rock, California for a Howland Flats letter dated Oct. 31, 1857. One of the letters is addressed from Pine Grove, California.

Date:

1857 (issued)

Subject:

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Gold mines and mining -- California
Gold miners -- California
Gold miners
Gold mines and mining
California -- History -- 1850-1950
California, Northern -- History -- 19th century
Californie -- Histoire -- 1850-1950
Californie (Nord) -- Histoire -- 19e si├Ęcle
California
Northern California
Newton, Marshall I -- Correspondence
Thayer, Harvey -- Correspondence

Note:

Purchase; From Ken Harrison Western Americana; 20110422.
Preferred citation: Marshall I. Newton letters : Howland Flats, Calif., to Harvey Thayer, Newport, Wis.,1857-1861, BANC MSS 2011/79, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In English.

Type:

History.
Personal correspondence.

Physical Description:

print
1 folder.

Language:

English

Origin:

California