Title:Sumner C. Bagley letters, 1854-1866
Creator/Contributor:Bagley, Sumner C., 1837-1914, creator, correspondent.
Contains 17 letters (65 pages total) from a native of Argyle, Maine, who worked at mining the gold fields in Sierra Nevada
from 1866 to 1866. Most of the letters are written from California and Nevada to family members. 2 letters pre-date his time
in California. Also includes one printed invitation to a "Social Dance" held at Bradbury Hall, Oldtown, Maine in 1854. Some
of the topics covered include hearing Civil War news about the taking of Charleston and descriptions of a Native American
funeral pyre ceremony near his cabin.
Bagley, Sumner C -- 1837-1914 -- Correspondence
Gold miners -- California
Gold mines and mining -- California
Gold miners -- Nevada -- Virginia City
Gold mines and mining -- Nevada -- Virginia City
Gold miners -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
Gold mines and mining -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
Sumner C. Bagley letters, BANC MSS 2017/254, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase from James Arsenault and Company; 2017.
Sumner C. Bagley (born June 1, 1837, Argyle, Maine ; died July 14, 1914, Fosston, Minnesota) relocated to Minnesota and became
a succesfull lumberman. The town of Bagley, Minnesota is named after him.
BANC MSS 2017/254 1 box