Title:Mike L. Yager correspondence: to James P. Yager, 1863-1865
Creator/Contributor:Yager, Mike L., creator, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Yager, James P., correspondent.
An Irishman, originally from Kentucky, writes (6 letters, 16 p.) to his cousin James in West Walker River, California, about
his circumstances and work looking for gold and other business opportunities in Nevada and California. Addressed mostly from
Washoe City, Nevada and Summit City, California, Yager writes with good humor poking mild fun at himself, his circumstances,
and his cousin James addressing one of his letters to him as, "Dear Corn Fed." Also includes two letters (6 p.) to James P.
Yager's wife, Venitia. In one letter he playfully chides her to write him because she is mistaken in thinking he had not been
replying to her, "Now Cousin Nish you must write. But I will take part of that back because if you tell a woman she must do
anything you need not ever expect to receive one word after that."
Subject:n-us-ca -- n-us-nv
Yager, Mike L -- Correspondence
Yager, James P -- Correspondence
Gold miners -- California
Gold miners -- Nevada
Gold mines and mining -- California
Gold mines and mining -- Nevada
Ghost towns -- California
Irish American families -- California
Irish American families -- Nevada
Washoe City (Nev.)
Summit City (Nevada County, Calif.)
San Jose (Calif.)
West Walker River (Calif. and Nev.)
Mike L. Yager correspondence : to James P. Yager, 1863-1865, BANC MSS 2011/216, The Bancroft Library, University of California,
Purchase; Serendipity Books; 20100923.
Summit City, California is a ghost town in Nevada County, California. The town's heyday occurred during the period of 1865
to 1868 with the economy built on the prospect of finding substantial gold ore.
1 box (0.2 linear feet)
BANC MSS 2011/216 box 1