Creator/Contributor:Brown, Jared Comstock, 1825-1887, creator
All but two letters, written by Jared to his father, Charles Brown. Describes voyage around South America; life in Coloma
and in California; mentions the violence, politics, Know-Nothing party, 2nd Vigilance Committee's activities; mentions General
Richardson, Senator Welles, James King of William, James Casey, Yankee Sullivan.
One letter is pictorial lettersheet depicting Coloma. Annotated in pen by author to identify buildings.
Brown, Jared Comstock -- 1825-1887 -- Correspondence
Brown, Charles -- 19th cent -- Correspondence
Gooding, Lucas & Co. -- Records and correspondence
Bingham, Morgan L
Martin, Charles -- 19th cent
Welles, John B
King, James -- 1822-1856
Casey, James P
Ralph Cross (Barge)
Commandery, Chapter and Blue Lodge of Lakeport, N.Y.
Northern Light (Clipper-ship)
San Francisco Committee of Vigilance of 1856.
Democratic Party (Calif.)
Frontier and pioneer life -- California
Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- Coloma
California -- Gold discoveries
Pioneers -- California -- Coloma -- Correspondence
Voyages to the Pacific coast
Coloma (Calif.) -- History
Violence -- California -- History
Vigilance committees -- California -- San Francisco -- History
Gold mines and mining -- California -- Coloma -- History
Political corruption -- California -- History
Presidents -- Election -- 1856
Jared Brown was born in Palmyra, New York in 1825. In May, 1850 he shipped with the steamer, Antietam, as coal heaver, entroute
to gold fields of California. By 1851, settled in Coloma. Mined, operated a blacksmith's shop and general merchandise store;
served as Post Master and as U.S. Marshal for Washington Territory. Died in 1887 in Kansas City, Mo.
9 items ; 25-32 cm.
Manuscript SMCII Box 10 Folder 6