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Griest family papers, 1855-1960 (bulk 1879).
BANC MSS 2003/266 c v. 1; BANC MSS 2003/266 c v. 2; BANC FILM 3353 v.1-2
Collection Overview

Title:

Griest family papers, 1855-1960 (bulk 1879)

Creator/Contributor:

Griest family., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Griest, Alvah Clarkson, 1840-1880

Creator/Contributor:

Griest, Joseph W., 1800-1859

Abstract:

Contains family genealogy of the Griest and Greene families, copies of Joseph Griest letters to family from Calif. during the gold rush, a letter from Richard Griest visiting Lake Tahoe on leave while serving in the Navy during World War II and clippings about family members.

Date:

1879 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Griest family
Green family
Gold mines and mining -- California
Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.) -- Description and travel
California -- Description and travel
California -- History -- 1850-1950

Note:

Also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 3353.
Joseph Griest in 1855 traveled to the Calif. gold fields from Ind. via New York City and Nicaragua, leaving his family behind. He died in Nevada City, Calif. in 1859. His son Alvah Griest, a Civil War veteran, in 1879 decided to write down his family history as he could remember it, including the letters his father wrote home while in Calif.

Physical Description:

print
2 volumes
1 microfilm reel : negative (Box 3512) and positive.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2003/266 c v. 1
BANC MSS 2003/266 c v. 2
BANC FILM 3353 v.1-2

Origin:

California