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James Masterson correspondence : and other material, circa 1854-1897 (bulk 1854-1858)
BANC MSS 85/136 c
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Title:

James Masterson correspondence: and other material, circa 1854-1897 (bulk 1854-1858)

Creator/Contributor:

Masterson, James, d. 1897, creator, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Hanly, Denis, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Alvarez, Eugene, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Doyle, Patrick, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Gorton, George E., correspondent..

Creator/Contributor:

Taylor, R. O., correspondent..

Creator/Contributor:

James, Lewis Preston, correspondent..

Abstract:

Contains 28 handwritten letters addressed to James Masterson from various persons located in gold mining camps in Northern California. Twenty-one of the letters are from a friend, Denis Hanly. Also includes handwitten dictation notes of Masterson written by his daughter [before 1898] containing recollections about his journey on the Overland Trails and early California life.

Date:

1854 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Masterson, James -- d. 1897 -- Correspondence
Hanly, Denis -- Correspondence
Alvarez, Eugene -- Correspondence
Doyle, Patrick -- Correspondence
Gorton, George E -- Correspondence
Taylor, R. O -- Correspondence
James, Lewis Preston -- Correspondence
Amador County (Calif.). -- County Surveyor.
Gold miners -- California
Gold mines and mining -- California
Surveyors -- California -- Amador County
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Personal narratives
California -- Gold discoveries
California -- History -- 1850-1950 -- Social life and customs
Overland Trails

Note:

James Masterson correspondence : and other material, circa 1854-1897 (bulk 1854-1858), BANC MSS 85/136 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from William Burger ; 19860205.
Additions (1 letter, Sept. 8, 1855): Gift; of James C. Cherry; 1986.
Additions (5 letters): Purchase ; from Charles Seluzicki Fine and Rare Books ; 20121127.
James Masterson was a civil engineer from Ireland. He was elected County Surveyor of Amador County, California in 1856.
In English.

Physical Description:

print
1 box (0.2 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 85/136 c

Origin:

California