Title:Joseph S. Pike letters: Columbia and Albany Flat, Calif., to his father : ALS, 1854 Sep.-1856 Mar
Creator/Contributor:Pike, Joseph S., creator
Four letters from Joseph S. Pike in Columbia and Albany Flat, Calif. are to his father Joseph F. Pike, apparently in West
Chelmsford, Mass. The letters mention health, weather, and lack of fortune. In one Pike mentions that he is boarding at R.G.
Northrup's public house in Columbia. He also mentions buildings in Columbia such as the Freemasons Hall, Odd Fellows Hall,
Sons of Temperance Hall, churches, hotels, and other brick buildings. Other topics including mining, the charge of $6 per
day for water with which to mine, lack of work (in part due to lack of rain), being robbed, a fire in Sonora, etc. His last
letter was written from Albany Flat, and indicates that mail should be directed to nearby Angels Camp.
Mines and mineral resources -- California -- Tuolumne County
Mines and mineral resources -- California -- Calaveras County
Columbia (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc
1 portfolio (.1 linear ft.)
BANC MSS 99/276 c