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James Bunyan Hume papers, [ca. 1877-1900]
BANC FILM 2920; BANC MSS 76/153 c
Collection Overview

Title:

James Bunyan Hume papers, [ca. 1877-1900]

Creator/Contributor:

Hume, James B., 1827-1904, creator

Abstract:

Included are a few letters written by Hume, primarily to his future wife; MSS of some of his writings; an autobiographical narrative and copies of letters written by him (and his brother John) describing journey to California in 1850, gold mining, and experiences as sheriff, etc., prepared for possible publication; a biographical sketch; and miscellaneous material re Black Bart (Charles Bolton). Included also: a letter written to John Hume, his brother, by a friend, John Salmon, from Cold Springs, Calif., Apr. 28, l850, describing his voyage to California via the Isthmus and experiences mining; and a letter from John to his sister Mary, written from Placerville, May 24, l851, on an illustrated letter sheet, ("Placerville..."), describing the town, his law practice, and James's efforts at mining.

Date:

1877 (issued)

Subject:

Bolton, Charles
Wells, Fargo & Company.
Sheriffs -- California
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Gold mines and mining -- California
Voyages to the Pacific coast
Crime -- California
California -- Description and travel
Panama
Placerville (Calif.) -- Description and travel

Note:

Also available on microfilm with call no. BANC FILM 2920.
Sheriff of El Dorado County, California, and special officer for Wells, Fargo & Company.
Removed from the George Ezra Dane papers.

Type:

Manuscripts for publication.
Autobiographies.

Physical Description:

1 box (.5 linear ft.)
1microfilm reel : negative (BNEG Box 1587 and positive.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC FILM 2920
BANC MSS 76/153 c

Origin:

California