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Joseph Warren Matthews diaries, 1869 July 12 - 1900 Oct. 20.
BANC CPF 218 :2; BANC CPF 218 :1; BANC MSS 76/52 c Box 1; BANC MSS 76/52 c Box 2; ...
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Title:

Joseph Warren Matthews diaries, 1869 July 12 - 1900 Oct. 20

Creator/Contributor:

Matthews, Joseph Warren, 1842-1900, creator

Abstract:

Diaries kept by a farmer in San Benito County, California, presenting a detailed picture of rural life for the period. Comments on weather; farming operations; happenings in the community; economic conditions; social life; trips the family took in their wagon to Monterey, Santa Cruz, Yosemite, etc.; Democratic politics in the county and the state; and the prohibition movement. Entries for the fall of l888 and l890 describe his campaigns for sheriff and for assessor on the Prohibition Party ticket. The diary for l899 and l900 covers his activities in coppper mining near Panoche, San Benito County. Volume for l878-1883 contains copies of letters written by him. Accounts at end of volumes for years l874-1876 and l884-l885. The last volume contains copies of letters written by various members of the family, l852-l859, and loose pages from his diary covering his voyage from San Francisco to Alaska, Apr. l898.
reel 1 contains volumes 1-6, July 1869-May 1883; reel 2, volumes 7-13, June 1883-Oct. 1900 and letterbook.

Date:

1869 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ak -- n-us-ca
Democratic Party (Calif.)
Agriculture -- California
Prohibition -- California
Copper mines and mining -- California
Voyages and travels
San Benito County (Calif.) -- Social life and customs
California -- Politics and government
California -- Economic conditions
Alaska -- Description and travel

Note:

Publication rights retained by family.
MICROFILM USE ONLY: Use of original by permission of the Head of Manuscripts Division.
Microfilm copy available.
Scans from microfilm available on 2 cd roms as BANC CPF 218.

Type:

Diaries.

Physical Description:

13 v. (4 boxes) (1.7 linear ft.).
2 microfilm reels : negative (BNEG Boxes 418:12-13) and positive.
2 computer discs ; 4 3/4 in.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC CPF 218 :2
BANC CPF 218 :1
BANC MSS 76/52 c Box 1
BANC MSS 76/52 c Box 2
BANC MSS 76/52 c Box 3
BANC MSS 76/52 c Box 4
BANC MSS 76/52 c FILM reel 1 (v.1-6 July 1869-May 1883)
BANC MSS 76/52 c FILM reel 2 (v.7-13 June 1883-Oct. 1900)
BANC MSS 76/52 c
BANC MSS 76/52 c FILM
BANC CPF 218

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Publication rights retained by family.
MICROFILM USE ONLY: Use of original by permission of the Head of Manuscripts Division.