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Warren Sadler journal, reminiscences and miscellaneous papers, 1849-1867.
BANC FILM 3049; BANC MSS C-F 73 box1
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Warren Sadler journal, reminiscences and miscellaneous papers, 1849-1867


Sadler, Warren., creator


Journal of Lockport, N.Y. gold prospector (Sept. 1849 - Sept. 1850) with comments on Sacramento (merchants, "water lots," and flood of Jan. 1850); mining camp life in Placer, Nevada, El Dorado and Sutter counties; travels in the state; encounters with Indians and Negroes; prices and wages, etc. Departure for home from San Francisco (Sept. 25, 1850) via Panama and Cuba. (3 v., [379] p.). The reminiscences (part of which are based on the journals) cover mining experiences, etc. including adventures restoring a kidnapped child to her parents, and continue with the voyage via Cuba and Panama; sailing with smugglers in the West Indies; shipwreck off Columbia [?] and overland journey through Columbia to Peru; voyage from Callao, Peru to Humboldt Bay [1854?]; overland to Sierra diggings and El Dorado Co.
(Cont.) travels and prospecting through the Southwest and in California; voyage from San Francisco to New York via Panama and return trip (1859?); voyage from San Francisco to Victoria and prospecting on the Fraser River and in the Pacific Northwest (1860-63); mining again in California, (1863-65?); and voyage from San Francisco to New York via Panama (1866 or 1867?) (379 l.) Another shorter, incomplete version of the reminiscences also included. Miscellaneous papers: bill of sale for mining claim (Aug. 15, 1863) and New York marriage certificate (Aug. 17, 1867)


1849 (issued)


Gold mines and mining -- California
Indians of North America -- California
African Americans -- California
Voyages and travels
Children -- California
Gold mines and mining -- British Columbia
California -- Description and travel
Sacramento (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Panama -- Description and travel
British Columbia -- Description and travel


Also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 3049.



Physical Description:

1 box.
1 microfilm reel : negative (BNEG Box 3249, 508 frames) and positive.




BANC MSS C-F 73 box1


United States