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Letters from gold-seekers, 1849-1852.
BANC MSS 77/149 c
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Title:

Letters from gold-seekers, 1849-1852
Letters from gold seekers

Creator/Contributor:

Forbes, T. L. (Thomas L.)

Creator/Contributor:

Brainard, M.

Creator/Contributor:

Henderson (Jennie Crocker) Collection

Abstract:

Two letters by Thomas Forbes (April 1849 at Rio Janeiro and March 1850 at North fork of American River) describe voyage from New York, mining experiences, Sacramento flood, Chinese mining camp, etc. Two letters by M. Brainard (May and Dec. 1852) describe difficulties crossing the Isthmus, impressions of San Francisco, mining experience, etc. Typed transcripts also included.

Date:

1849 (issued)

Subject:

Voyages to the Pacific coast
Gold mines and mining -- California
Chinese -- California
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel

Note:

Originally part of the Jennie Crocker Henderson Collection.

Physical Description:

4 letters (1 portfolio).

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 77/149 c

Origin:

California