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Royal Fisk correspondence : San Francisco, Calif., 1864-1866.
BANC MSS 2010/45
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Royal Fisk correspondence: San Francisco, Calif., 1864-1866


Fisk, Royal, creator, correspondent.


Five handwritten letters (11 p.) to the founder and owner of the Fisk Hotel discussing business matters affecting the hotel, gold mining, and shipping cost reductions. Three of the letters are from family members in Silver Mountain, California, including two nieces who work at the hotel, one as a cook, and Charles Fisk who writes of his efforts at goldmining. One letter is from a business partner, F.C. Smith, discussing details for payment of an overdue note, the closing of the store, and how local election results will be unfavorably affected by workers on the Sonora and Aurora Roads, "...they will go against the Union...." The fifth letter, from George S. [Laddetts?] in Stockton, California, contains a reply to a query by Fisk with details of a new road via Big Trees [Calaveras County] and lower shipping costs, "...also we can forward goods via the Amador [County] Grade as cheap as can be shipped from Sacramento. Teams are leaving almost daily via Big Trees for Silver Mountain."


1864 (issued)


Fisk, Royal -- Correspondence
Fisk Hotel (Silver Mountain, Calif.)
Hotels -- California -- Silver Mountain
Gold miners -- California -- Silver Mountain
Gold mines and mining -- California -- Silver Mountain
Roads -- California -- Alpine County -- Design and construction
Silver Mountain (Calif.)
Alpine County (Calif.)
Amador County (Calif.)
Calaveras County (Calif.)
Big Trees (Calif.)


Royal Fisk correspondence : San Francisco, Calif., 1864-1866, BANC MSS 2010/45, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Barney F. Chapman; 20091116.
Royal Fisk was the founder and owner of the old Fisk Hotel in Silver Mountain, California. In 1885 the Fisk Hotel was dismantled and moved to Markleesville, California where it became the Alpine Hotel.
In English.

Physical Description:

1 folder.




BANC MSS 2010/45