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James B. Chase letters : to his family : ALS, 1853-1856.
BANC MSS 91/27 c
Collection Overview

Title:

James B. Chase letters: to his family : ALS, 1853-1856

Creator/Contributor:

Chase, James B., creator

Abstract:

Written to the author's brother, John B. and his sister, Sarah A. Chase Stone, Michigan. Content consists chiefly of routine details of daily life (prices of goods, wages, Chase's daily activities, health and family matters, the mails, religion), with some discussion of recent elections and politics. Overall, although these letters do not provide new information about life in California at the time, they do provide considerable insight into the author's education and attitudes and are written in an unusually literate style for the period.

Date:

1853 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Families
Tehama County (Calif.)
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Social life and customs

Note:

Fragile originals: Use transcript in place of originals.
Originally from Michigan, Chase lived and worked in San Francisco, 1853-1854, apparently leaving the city to work in Tehama, near Mt. Lassen, in 1855. The last letter (1856) appears to have been written from his farm in Michigan after his return to the East.

Physical Description:

print
28 leaves.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 91/27 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Fragile originals: Use transcript in place of originals.