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Pardon Bowen Smith family papers, 1850-1925.
BANC MSS 82/96 c Box 1; BANC MSS 82/96 c Box 2
Collection Overview

Title:

Pardon Bowen Smith family papers, 1850-1925

Creator/Contributor:

Smith family.

Creator/Contributor:

Smith, Pardon Bowen, 1830-1907

Creator/Contributor:

Smith, James V.

Creator/Contributor:

Smith, Ebenezer Handy, 1829-1906

Creator/Contributor:

Huntington, Lucinda Smith.

Creator/Contributor:

Smith, Joanna Jewell.

Creator/Contributor:

Smith, Mary Victoria.

Creator/Contributor:

Hartford, John N.

Creator/Contributor:

Pease family.

Abstract:

Consists of correspondence of the Pardon Bowen Smith family including Lucinda Huntinton, Ebenezer Handy Smith, James V. Smith, Joanna Jewell Smith, Mary Victoria Smith, Pardon Bowen Smith, and John N. Hartford. Letters include information on voyages from Maine to California via Panama; life in Tuolomne County, Calif. describing gold mining, sheep ranching, farming and other business ventures, domestic and social life, and litigation involving water rights; life in Maine, Kansas and Illinois; life during the Civil War. Also includes financial records, genealogical information on the Smith and Pease families and other family papers.

Date:

1850 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- n-us-me -- n-us-ks
Gold mines and mining -- California
Water -- California
Women -- California
Voyages to the Pacific coast
California -- History -- 1850-1950
California -- Social life and customs
Maine -- Social life and customs
Illinois -- Social life and customs
Kansas -- Social life and customs
California -- Description and travel
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Public opinion

Note:

Related collection: Smith family correspondence, [1849-1870] (BANC MSS C-B 299).
Temporary list of correspondents available.

Type:

Family papers.

Physical Description:

print
2 boxes (.6 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 82/96 c Box 1
BANC MSS 82/96 c Box 2

Origin:

California