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Charles Dickinson account of life in California during the gold rush, before 1910.
BANC MSS 2017/258 box 1; BANC MSS 2017/258
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Title:

Charles Dickinson account of life in California during the gold rush, before 1910

Creator/Contributor:

Dickinson, Charles, 1825?-, creator, author.

Abstract:

Typescript narrative account of a Swedish immigrant who worked in California as a gold and silver miner. His story begins in in the Sierra foothills east of Auburn, California where he mined for gold. Details from here include descriptions and stories of traveling to Sacramento by stage and to San Francisco by steamer. He then travels to British Columbia after hearing about gold discoveries there, returned to California near Santa Cruz and Monterey where he tried his hand at ranching, before finally heading to the newly discovered silver lodes east of the Sierras. Includes a typescript transcript.

Date:

1910 (issued)

Subject:

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Dickinson, Charles -- 1825?-
Gold miners -- California
Gold mines and mining -- California
Gold mines and mining -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
Gold mines and mining -- British Columbia
Silver mines and mining -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
California -- Gold discoveries

Note:

At top of typescript: Handwritten note, "Written by Charles Dickinson and given by him to Benjamin Irving." According to Irving family history, Charles Dickinson, at the age of 84, gave his typescript to Benjamin Irving in 1909 while both worked in a land office in Oregon
Charles Dickinson account of life in California during the gold rush, BANC MSS 2017/258, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift of Sue Cort├ęs; 2017.
In English.

Type:

Manuscripts for publication.

Physical Description:

print
1 (105 30 cm
106

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2017/258 box 1
BANC MSS 2017/258

Origin:

California