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John Houston Bolivia Letter Book, ca. 1870-1873, 1890.
Bernath Mss 59
Collection Overview

Title:

John Houston Bolivia Letter Book, ca. 1870-1873, 1890

Creator/Contributor:

Houston, John., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

Over 100 written leaves (tissue copies of his letters, in English) from the chief engineer of a project to construction a railroad from Port of Mejillones in present-day Chile (then controlled by Bolivia) to the Caracoles mines in La Paz Department, Bolivia. Includes at least one later letter from Houston's wife, Isabella, to a business contact.

Date:

1870 (issued)

Subject:

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Houston, John -- Archives
Railroads -- Bolivia
Mejillones (Antofagasta, Chile)
La Paz (Bolivia : Department)

Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Purchase, 2003.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], John Houston Bolivia Letter Book. Bernath Mss 59. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Type:

Correspondence.
Letter books.

Physical Description:

.2 linear ft.

Language:

English

Identifier:

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.