Title:Orchard Gould Bristol letters: Stockton, Calif., to wife Loisania Bristol, Coventry, N.Y., 1849-1852
Creator/Contributor:Bristol, Orchard Gould., creator
Creator/Contributor:Bristol, Loisania, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Bristol, Nathan, correspondent.
Correspondence of a man traveling to the California Gold Rush, working as a gold miner, and his eventual return home to Coventry,
New York (Chenango County). Details include the difficult conditions onboard the Brig Lalla on the way to San Francisco, results
of his mining efforts in Stockton and Sonora, Calif., a bout with rheumatism, and comments on life in California. Includes
a letter to his brother Nathan Bristol, also in New York. Also includes typescripts of excerpts from the letters and genealogy
information on the Bristol family from the County of Chenango Office of History (Chenango County Museum).
Subject:n-us-ca -- n-us-ny
Bristol, Orchard Gould -- Correspondence
Bristol, Loisania -- Correspondence
Bristol, Nathan -- Correspondence
Gold mines and mining -- California
Gold miners -- California
Voyages to the Pacific coast -- Personal narratives
California -- Gold discoveries
California -- History -- 1846-1850
California -- History -- 1850-1950
Chenango County (N.Y.)
Orchard Gould Bristol letters : Stockton, Calif., to wife Loisania Bristol, Coventry, N.Y., BANC MSS 2010/245, The Bancroft
Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; Ken Harrison Western Americana; 20101215.
1 box ( 0.2 linear feet)
BANC MSS 2010/244 box 1