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G.B. Worden letters : to his sister and brother-in-law, 1856-1867.
BANC MSS 99/60 c
Collection Overview

Title:

G.B. Worden letters: to his sister and brother-in-law, 1856-1867

Creator/Contributor:

Worden, G. B., creator

Abstract:

In letters to his sister Phoebe and brother-in-law Ira written from California locations of Jacksonville, Mountain Meadows above Big Oak Flat, and Cottonwood, G.B Worden writes of family and friends at home, and describes his mining claim and income. He also writes of his home and furniture, other possessions (including weapons), serious illness, reading scripture, solitude in nature revealing "... that there is a great first cause through whose will everything...is governed." Other topics include the civil war and who will enlist, trapping and the prey and their value, tending the flume for the Oak Flat Ditch Co., growing feed and vegetables, the good soil, his skill as a cook, how to make sourdough, Indians, snowshoeing, and lonely life in the remote mountains.

Date:

1856 (issued)

Subject:

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Mines and mineral resources -- California
Solitude -- Religious aspects
Dwellings -- California
Trapping -- California
Flumes -- California
Agriculture -- California
Cooking (Sourdough)
Mountain life -- California
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.) -- Description and travel
Big Oak Flat (Calif.)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Physical Description:

print
1 portfolio (.1 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 99/60 c

Origin:

California