Title:George Gridley papers, 1850-1859
Creator/Contributor:Gridley, George, 1830-1907, creator
Letters written by Gridley and his brother, John, to family members in Illinois, describing their journey overland to California;
mining in Northern California gold fields; experiences as proprietors of several general stores and boarding houses; the gold
trade; and cattle ranching. Also included is an introductory essay by Gridley's great-grandson, Daniel Ray, in 1981.
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Gold mines and mining -- California
Cattle trade -- California
California -- Economic conditions
Originals in private possession.
BANC MSS 82/62 c