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Thomas B. Hubbard letters : Tuolumne County, Calif., to sisters, Fulton, New York, 1851-1857.
BANC MSS 2012/196 box 1
Collection Overview

Title:

Thomas B. Hubbard letters: Tuolumne County, Calif., to sisters, Fulton, New York, 1851-1857

Creator/Contributor:

Hubbard, Thomas B., creator, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Hubbard, Lucretia, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Hubbard, Christine, correspondent.

Abstract:

Contains 17 handwritten letters from a man working as a saw mill worker and supervisor in the gold rush areas of Toulumne County, California to his sisters, Lucretia and Christine, in New York state. Contents mostly concern daily pioneer life in California and the news of the day including significant comments about the extent of crime including murders, robberies, and hangings. In one letter, dated December 7 1854,, Hubbard describes an accident he had at a mill that resulted in a broken hand. The letters are addressed from various locales in Tuolumne County, including Sonora, Tennessee Gulch, New England Saw Mill, Saw Mill, Abelman [?] Mills, Mountains, and Columbia. Also includes a typescript with selected excerpts from most of the letters.

Date:

1851 (issued)

Subject:

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Hubbard, Thomas B -- Correspondence
Hubbard, Lucretia -- Correspondence
Hubbard, Christine -- Correspondence
Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- Tuolumne County
Sawmills -- California -- Tuolumne County
Sawmill workers -- California -- Tuolumne County
Sawmills -- Accidents -- California -- Tuolumne County
Crime -- California, Northern
Crime -- California -- Tuolumne County
Hanging -- California, Northern
Hanging -- California -- Tuolumne County
California -- Gold discoveries
California -- History -- 1850-1950

Note:

Thomas B. Hubbard letters : Tuolumne County, Calif. to sisters, Fulton, New York, 1851-1857 Sonoma, Calif., BANC MSS 2012/196, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchased; from Ken Harrison Western Americana ; 20120814.
In English.

Physical Description:

print
1 box (0.2 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2012/196 box 1

Origin:

California