Title:Louisiana Erwin Strentzel papers, 1850-1882
Creator/Contributor:Strentzel, Louisiana Erwin, 1821-1897, creator
Contains an incomplete diary from 1850 to 1882, (no entries for 1852-1867), some as original diary entries and some as transcriptions.
Diary describes weather, fires, earthquakes; family life including John Muir; sale and purchases of goods, hunting, and fruit
growing; gold mining; life in and around Martinez, Calif. and San Francisco; various groups living in Calif. including California
Indians, Mexicans, Chinese, Japanese and Eastern Europeans; and U.S. and world events. Also includes a draft of a letter to
Subject:Muir, Louise Wanda Strentzel
Strentzel, Louisiana Erwin -- 1821-1897 -- Diaries
Muir, John -- 1838-1914
Strentzel, John Theophil -- 1813-1890
Fires -- California -- History -- 19th century
Earthquakes -- California -- History -- 19th century
Hunting -- California -- History -- 19th century
Fruit trade -- California
Fruit growers -- California
Indians of North America -- California
Mexicans -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Chinese -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Japanese -- United States -- History -- 19th century
East Europeans -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Martinez (Contra Costa County, Calif.) -- Description and travel
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Collection processed at folder level in 2006.
Louisiana Erwin Strentzel papers, BANC MSS C-F 16, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Linnie Marsh Wolfe; from 1935-1947.
Gift; of James E. Gaines; in 2006.
Related collection: Strentzel family papers. (BANC MSS 75/86 c)
Louisiana Erwin born in Tennessee, moved with her family to Texas where she met and married John Strentzel, a Polish doctor,
in 1843. They went by wagon train to California in 1849 with their two children. Their oldest child Louise married John Muir
in 1880. Louisiana Erwin Strentzel died around 1897 in Martinez, Calif.
Bancroft BANC MSS C-F 16: Original diary entries from the Linnie Marsh Wolfe collection (BANC MSS C-R 91) CU-BANC
1 box (.2 linear ft.)
BANC MSS C-F 16
BANC MSS C-F 16