Title:Correspondence, 1850 Jan. 1
Creator/Contributor:Dorman, Jerubial Gideon, 1818-1910, creator
Letter is written to his brother, Peter Dorman, from Weber's Creek. Describes life among gold miners.
Dorman, Jerubial Gideon -- 1818-1910 -- Correspondence
Dorman, Peter -- 1803-1873 -- Correspondence
California -- Gold discoveries
Gold mines and mining -- California -- History -- Sources
Frontier and pioneer life -- California
Gold miners -- California -- Correspondence
An article, "A letter from the gold fields" (The Gallatin County News, Jan. 22, 1981, p. 12) and xerox copy of original letter,
removed from collection and added to Biographical Letter File.
Author was born in Kentucky, living most of his early life in Gallatin County. In Feb. 1849, joined Gold Rush to California,
arriving in San Francisco via steamship around the Horn. In 1852, returned overland to Quincey; finally settled in Clinton,
Missouri in 1855 where he worked as merchant, banker and politician.
1 item (4 p.) ; 32 cm.
Manuscript SMCII Box 10 Folder 5