Title:Matthew Maus letter: Forest Hill, Calif., to David D. Maus, Danville, Pa., 1855 Dec. 23
Creator/Contributor:Maus, Matthew, creator, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Maus, David M., correspondent.
Gold miner in California writing to his brother back East regarding a large gold mining claim he has bought. He describes
the physical characteristics of the claim and his plans for working it. He writes of miner life in general and his working
conditions. He also writes of his refusal to send money home by "these express men as they are nothing more than a lot[?]
of hyway robers [sic]."
Maus, Matthew -- Correspondence
Maus, David M -- Correspondence
Gold mines and mining -- California -- Foresthill
Gold miners -- California -- Foresthill
California -- History -- 1850-1950
Franklin Furnace (Pa.)
Matthew Maus letter : Forest Hill, Calif., to David D. Maus, Danville, Pa., 1855 Dec. 23, BANC MSS 2010/66, The Bancroft
Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Almagre Books; 20100813.
The Maus family were early settlers in Pennsylvania and had established an iron refinery in 1846.
BANC MSS 2010/66