Title:Hamlet L. Rice diaries, 1851-1853
Creator/Contributor:Rice, Hamlet L., creator
Contains the daily accounts of a gold miner at Quartz Mountain, Southern Mines, California. Volume 1, (100 p.) January 1,
1851 to March 1853: about the life of a miner in California including discussing his illnesses, "Mexican dysentery;" violent
crimes against Mexicans and adulterers; income from his digging; weather, including a huge flood; and the great fire in Sacramento.
Volume 2, (18 p.) April 1 to April 15 1853: describes trip home on a ship to Panama and ending with his walk with other passengers
across the isthmus.
Subject:Gold miners -- California -- Madera County
Diseases -- California -- History -- 19th century
Crime -- California -- History -- 19th century
Floods -- California -- History -- 19th century
Fires -- California -- Sacramento -- History -- 19th century
Voyages to the Pacific coast
Madera County (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century
Panama -- History -- 19th century
Purchase; in 2007.
Tintype of Hamlet L. Rice transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.
Hamlet L. Rice was from Papermill Village, Alstead, Cheshire County, New Hampshire where he owned a small edge tool factory.
2 v. ; 13-15 cm.
BANC MSS 2007/214 v.1
BANC MSS 2007/214 v.2
BANC MSS 2007/214