Title:Henry A. Collin correspondence, 1856-1875 (bulk 1867-1869)
Creator/Contributor:Collin, Henry A., creator
Creator/Contributor:McDouall, Peter, d. 1886
Creator/Contributor:Twiss, C. P.
Contains 24 letters written to Collin's from various friends from Mt. Vernon, Iowa, now living in Calif., including Peter
McDouall and C.P. Twiss. The letters discuss borax mining, saw mills, railroad right of way, the hot springs, weather and
fires in Sonoma County, grizzly bears, farming, education, Native Americans, the 1868 San Francisco earthquake, and a visit
with George B. Bowman, founder of Cornell College.
Borax mines and mining -- California
Lumber -- California
Lumbering -- California
Railroads -- California -- Right of way
Hot springs -- California -- Sonoma County
Fires -- California -- Sonoma County
Grizzly bear -- California
Education -- California -- History
Agriculture -- California -- History
Indians of North America -- California
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1868
Earthquakes -- California -- San Francisco -- Personal narratives
California -- Description and travel
Sonoma County (Calif.) -- Climate
Also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 3233.
Henry A. Collin, resident of Mount Vernon, Iowa, arrived there in 1856 from Columbia County, N.Y.
Peter McDouall, born in Scotland, when he came of age he emigrated to Pennsylvania, where he met his wife Sarah Lang. They
moved to Iowa in 1852 then to California in 1867. In Santa Rosa, Calif. he had a merchandise business and for a short time
he also owned land in Los Angeles County, but soon returned to Santa Rosa. In 1882 he moved to Washington State where he died
C.P. Twiss, a Kansan, emigrated to California in 1867, owned a farm in San Jose and land in Los Angeles County adjacent to
McDouall's. In the early 1880's he moved to Washington State where he was involved in politics.
1 box (.2 linear ft.)
1 microfilm reel : negative (BNEG Box 3391) and positive.
BANC FILM 3233
BANC MSS 2005/196 c Box 1