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Joshua Spriggs letters : [Wis.], to Eddie Leroy Tye, Santa Maria, Calif. : ALS, 1891-1892.
BANC MSS 2003/321 c box 1
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Title:

Joshua Spriggs letters: [Wis.], to Eddie Leroy Tye, Santa Maria, Calif. : ALS, 1891-1892

Creator/Contributor:

Spriggs, Joshua., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Tye, Edward Leroy.

Abstract:

Contains 30 letters written by Joshua Spriggs to his 2-year-old grandson Eddie Leroy Tye about his time in Calif. and Or. The letters describe his account by sea through Panama to San Francisco, the harbor and city of San Francisco including the Chinese Quarter, he describes the people he comes across including many Native Americans in Calif. and Or. recounting many of their legends and their experience with alcohol, he describes gold mining in Calif. as well as a friend's account of mining in Australia, farming and ranching in Calif. and Or. and crime including the account of a bank robber from Chicago and the story of criminal Joaquin Murieta.

Date:

1891 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- n-us-or
Murieta, Joaquín -- -1853
Voyages to the Pacific coast
Indians of North America -- California
Indians of North America -- Oregon
Indians of North America -- Folklore
Gold mines and mining -- California
Gold mines and mining -- Australia
Indians of North America -- Alcohol use
Agriculture -- California
Agriculture -- Oregon
Ranching -- California
Ranching -- Oregon
Outlaws -- California
Crime -- California -- History -- 19th century
Panama -- Description and travel
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)
California -- Description and travel
Oregon -- Description and travel

Note:

RESTRICTED ORIGINAL. USE PHOTOCOPIES IN BOX 1. : Use of original only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
Joshua Spriggs, an editor of a newspaper in Brighton, Wis., traveled twice in the 1850's and 1860's to Calif. and Or.

Physical Description:

print
2 boxes (.6 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2003/321 c box 1

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED ORIGINAL. USE PHOTOCOPIES IN BOX 1. : Use of original only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.