Title:Sanborn family correspondence: Benicia, Calif., 1853-1864
Creator/Contributor:Sanborn, Thomas J., creator
Creator/Contributor:Sanborn, Thomas J.
Creator/Contributor:Sanborn, Joseph W.
Mainly letters from Thomas J. Sanborn, describing his voyage to California via Panama, the shipwreck of the Winfield Scott,
life in Benicia, the operation of a flour mill and wages paid, temperance activities, farming in the area, and comments on
Chinese in California. Letters to him and from his brother Joseph W. Sanborn concerning Benicia and Miss Atkins school, with
references to the Civil War in 1863-1864, letters from his wife and son in New Hampshire also included.
Winfield Scott (Steamship)
Voyages to the Pacific coast
Chinese -- California
Agriculture -- California
Flour mills -- California
Temperance -- California
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Miscellanea
Acquired from various sources, by purchases and gift.
1 portfolio (20 letters)
BANC MSS 84/68 c