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John D. Goodwin correspondence, 1868-1875.
BANC MSS 2010/72
Collection Overview

Title:

John D. Goodwin correspondence, 1868-1875
John Daniel Goodwin correspondence

Creator/Contributor:

Goodwin, John D. (John Daniel), 1829-1908, creator, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Haymond, Creed, 1836-1893, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Bollinger, William A., correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Riley, Mary, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Chapelain, Charles, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Messerer, J., correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

La Grange Ditch and Hydraulic Mining Company (Calif.)

Abstract:

Seven handwritten letters (14 p.) addressed to a lawyer in Plumas County, California regarding various legal and business matters including railroads, elections, diamond investing (in what later became known as the Great Diamond Hoax of 1872), and witness testimony concerning a self-defense murder case. One of the letters is addressed to Goodwin's business partner, attorney Creed Haymond in Quincy, California, concerning the pace of work at the Washington Mine in Shasta County.

Date:

1868 (issued)

Subject:

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Goodwin, John D. (John Daniel) -- 1829-1908 -- Correspondence
Haymond, Creed -- 1836-1893 -- Correspondence
Bollinger, William A -- Correspondence
Riley, Mary -- Correspondence
Chapelain, Charles -- Correspondence
Messerer, J -- Correspondence
Lawyers -- California -- Plumas County
Diamond deposits
Diamonds
Justifiable homicide -- California -- Rich Bar
Gold mines and mining -- California -- Shasta County
California -- History -- 1850-1950
Plumas County (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century
Downieville (Calif.)
Rich Bar (Calif.)
Quincy (Calif.)
Washington Mine (Shasta County, Calif.)

Note:

John D. Goodwin correspondence, 1868-1875, BANC MSS 2010/72, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Serendipity Books; 20100923.
Associated collection: John Daniel Goodwin Collection Also located at; California State Library; Sacramento, California.
John D. Goodwin was born in South Carolina on November 6, 1829. He came to California in 1850, prospecting for gold in Plumas County. He was elected County Clerk in 1859 and began to study law. In 1863, he became an attorney and formed a partnership with Creed Haymond. From 1865 to 1867, he represented Plumas County in the State Assembly. After 1867, he practiced law at Quincy, the county seat, until 1876 when he was appointed a district court judge.
In English.

Type:

Letterheads.

Physical Description:

print
1 folder.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2010/72

Origin:

California