Title:Rufus Brown papers : ALS with typescript copies, 1852
Creator/Contributor:Brown, Rufus, 1811-1882, creator
The letters, written to his wife in Detroit, Michigan, describe his voyage from New York to California via Panama, with a
stop in Los Angeles, and his stay in San Francisco to test a magnetic device for separating gold from the sand at Gold Bluff
(Feb.-Sept. 1852). The diary records his return voyage via Nicaragua, with description of stop at Acapulco (Oct. 15-Nov. 8,
1852). Photograph of Brown included also.
Subject:Voyages to the Pacific coast
Gold mines and mining -- California
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Description and travel
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Acapulco (Mexico) -- Description and travel
Photograph transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.
BANC MSS 72/46 c