Title:Samuel B. Bright letters to John Stoker, Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Creator/Contributor:Bright, Samuel B., creator, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Stoker, John, correspondent.
Two handwritten letters from a man to his brother-in-law informing him of his plans to take his family to California for the
gold rush opportunities there. He gives descriptions of the caravan of wagon trains and the large numbers of emigrants heading
West. Both letters are folded and addressed on an exposed portion of the paper.
Bright, Samuel B -- Correspondence
Stoker, John -- Correspondence
California -- Gold discoveries
Samuel B. Bright letters to John Stoker, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, BANC MSS 2018/74, The Bancroft Library, University
of California, Berkeley.
Purchase from aGatherin' ; 2019.
Samuel B. Bright and his wife Charlotte were missionaries working with members of the Osage Nation in western Missouri. They
eventually moved to Sonoma, California where Samuel Bright is listed in 1854 as part of the city's governing council and in
1856 as its mayor.
BANC MSS 2018/74