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James S. Barnes letters to his family, 1849 Oct.-1857 Sept.
BANC MSS C-B 941
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Title:

James S. Barnes letters to his family, 1849 Oct.-1857 Sept

Creator/Contributor:

Barnes, James S., creator

Abstract:

Written primarily from Sacramento, but include also letters from Panama, San Francisco and the mining country.
They describe his voyage from New York via the Isthmus, life in San Francisco and Sacramento where he worked as a carpenter, and his experiences mining and farming; and comment on economic conditions in California, with information on prices and cost of living.
Included also are two letters, 1857, written by his brother Harvey who joined him in California.

Date:

1849 (issued)

Subject:

Voyages to the Pacific coast
Carpenters -- California
Gold mines and mining -- California
Sacramento (Calif.)
California -- Economic conditions

Note:

Forms part of the Robert B. Honeyman Collection.

Physical Description:

1 portfolio.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS C-B 941

Origin:

California