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Oliver R. Parvin letters to Quinton Gibbon, Salem, New Jersey.
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Title:

Oliver R. Parvin letters to Quinton Gibbon, Salem, New Jersey

Creator/Contributor:

Parvin, Oliver R., approximately 1834-, creator, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Gibbon, Quinton, 1813-1894, correspondent.

Abstract:

Collection of 12 letters written by Oliver R. Parvin, originally of Salem, New Jersey, to his uncle, Dr. Quinton Gibbon (July 4, 1813-June 6, 1894), also of Salem, New Jersey. The letters are mostly written from various places in California and document Parvin's efforts to strike it rich as a gold miner. The earliest letter is written from the quays of New York as young Parvin is preparing to board the steamship Cherokee for California. After arriving in California, Parvin went first to Sacramento, then moved through and around the gold country, writing from Downieville (Sierra County), Coloma (El Dorado County), McAdams Creek (Siskiyou County), Deadwood City (Nevada County), Yreka (Humboldt County), and the Eel River (Humboldt County). In the fall of 1852, he comments on the political scene in California. In the last letter, written during the Civil War, Parvin has made his way to San Antonia de la Huerta, in the Mexican state of Sonora, having been drawn there by mining prospects.

Date:

1852 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- n-mx---
Gold miners -- California -- Correspondence
Gold miners -- Mexico -- Correspondence
Gold miners
Gold mines and mining
Politics and government
Travel
California -- Gold discoveries
California -- Description and travel
California -- History -- 1850-1950
California -- Politics and government -- 1850-1950
Sonora (Mexico : State) -- Description and travel
Californie -- Découvertes d'or
Californie -- Descriptions et voyages
Californie -- Histoire -- 1850-1950
Californie -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1850-1950
Sonora (Mexique : √Čtat) -- Descriptions et voyages
California
Mexico
Mexico -- Sonora (State)
Parvin, Oliver R -- approximately 1834- -- Correspondence
Gibbon, Quinton -- 1813-1894 -- Correspondence

Note:

Purchase from Ken Harrison Western Americana; 20090317.
Oliver R. Parvin letters to Quinton Gibbon, Salem, New Jersey, 1852-1864, BANC MSS 2011/225, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In English.

Type:

History.
Personal correspondence.

Physical Description:

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Language:

English

Origin:

California