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John Bertram gold mining journal : Amador County, Calif., 1853-1854.
BANC MSS 2011/256 v.1
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Title:

John Bertram gold mining journal: Amador County, Calif., 1853-1854
John Bertram gold rush mining journal: Amador Creek, California

Creator/Contributor:

Bertram, John., creator

Abstract:

Handwritten bound journal of a gold miner from Illinois mostly containing brief daily entries (Feb. 25, 1853 to April 12, 1854) of his final year working a mining claim along Amador Creek in Amador County, California. The entries note the weather, amount of soil moved and washed, the number of men employed, and the amount of gold they found. Tipped in at the end are three pages of manuscript account summaries of the number of men worked and dollars earned from January 15 to March 5, 1984. Some entries contain brief descriptions of his activities such as a trip to San Francisco to sell gold dust. Also includes one handwritten letter (2 p.) with three newspaper clippings about the taxation of railroads from his brother-in-law, Andrew Ross, in Ottawa, Canada, and an undated poem (2 p.), transcribed in Bertram's hand, of "Afar in the Desert" by the Canadian poet, Thomas Pringle.

Date:

1853 (issued)

Subject:

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Bertram, John -- Diaries
Ross, Andrew -- Correspondence
Pringle, Thomas -- 1789-1834
Gold mines and mining -- California -- Amador County
Gold miners -- California -- Amador County
Gold panning -- California -- Amador County
California -- History -- 1850-1950
Amador County (Calif.)

Note:

In cloth clamshell box (23 x 19 x 3 cm).
John Bertram gold mining journal : Amador County, Calif., 1853-1854, BANC MSS 2011/256, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Marc Selvaggio; 20111121.
In English.

Type:

Diaries.
Poems.

Physical Description:

print
1 volume.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2011/256 v.1

Origin:

California