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California's first gold nugget found January, 1848 by James W. Marshall and Peter L. Wimmer at Sutter Mill, American River : as shown by within original documents, 1848-1956.
BANC FILM 2262; BANC MSS C-B 593
Collection Overview

Title:

California's first gold nugget found January, 1848 by James W. Marshall and Peter L. Wimmer at Sutter Mill, American River: as shown by within original documents, 1848-1956
California's first gold nugget

Creator/Contributor:

Wimmer, Peter L. (Peter Leboyteaux), 1810-1892

Creator/Contributor:

Wimmer, Elizabeth Jane Cloud Bays, 1822-1885

Creator/Contributor:

Allen, W. W. (William Wallace)

Creator/Contributor:

Gunther, Charles Frederick, 1837-1920, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Sutter, Alphonse, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Wyman, Walter Channing, 1850-1927, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Spencer, H. F., Mrs, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

McKenzie, Nellie W., correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Native Sons of the Golden West

Abstract:

A bound volume, in the form of a scrapbook, created to contain the first nugget of gold found in California in 1848 and documents pertaining to it. Documents include: affidavits of Elizabeth J. Wimmer (1885) and of Peter L. Wimmer (1848); bill of sale for the nugget by Elizabeth Wimmer to W.W. Allen (1848); letters and affidavit of W.W. Allen (1893-1894); correspondence of C.F. Gunther and family, which includes letter from Alphonse Sutter (1915) and from Native Sons of the Golden West (1914); correspondence of Walter C. Wyman, which includes letters from Mrs. H.F. Spencer and Nellie W. McKenzie (1924), grandnieces of Wimmer; copy of an excerpt from Everett D. Graff's letter to Dale Morgan (1956); newspaper clippings concerning Peter L. Wimmer and the nugget. Also includes reviews and exhibit notes. In the middle of the volume a sink-mat was created to house the nugget by cutting the centers out of several pages and gluing them together; transparent plastic sheets were adhered on both sides to form viewing windows for the nugget. Nugget has been removed and is shelved separately; a facsimile of the nugget is on permanent display in The Bancroft Library.

Date:

1848 (issued)

Subject:

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Marshall, James Wilson -- 1810-1885
Wimmer, Peter L. (Peter Leboyteaux) -- 1810-1892
Marshall, James Wilson -- 1810-1885
Gold mines and mining -- California
Gold mines and mining
California -- Gold discoveries
California -- History -- 1846-1850
California -- History -- 1850-1950
California

Note:

Title transcribed from title page.
RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator.
Also available in microfilm with call number BANC FILM 2262.
California's first gold nugget found January, 1848 by James W. Marshall and Peter L. Wimmer at Sutter Mill, American River, BANC MSS C-B 593, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In English.

Type:

Artifacts.
Clippings.
Scrapbooks.
Albums (Books)

Physical Description:

print
microfilm reel
1 volume, bound (39 pages) ; 34 x 26 cm
1 microfilm reel : negative (Rich. 808:4) and positive

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC FILM 2262
BANC MSS C-B 593

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator.