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William David McClure papers, 1850-1908.
BANC MSS 88/186 c box 1; BANC MSS 88/186 c box 2; BANC MSS 88/186 c positive microfilm; BANC MSS 88/186 c oversize folder; ...
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Title:

William David McClure papers, 1850-1908

Creator/Contributor:

McClure, William David., creator

Creator/Contributor:

McClure, Jane Wasson.

Creator/Contributor:

Wasson, John, 1833-1909

Creator/Contributor:

McClure, Jane Ferguson.

Abstract:

Diaries, letters, wills, and ephemera belonging to 3 generations of the McClure family. The 2 diaries belong to William D. McClure: the first, 1850, describes his journey from Ohio to California to prospect for gold. Letters to his mother, Jane Ferguson McClure from this period discuss prices in California and its unsettled conditions regarding horse thieves and gamblers. The second diary, 1862-1863, describes his service as a private in the Civil War. Letters from William D. home to his wife, Jane Wasson McClure, while serving in Co. G, Ohio Infantry, 20th Regiment include a remarkable range of topics, such as food, sermons, black conscription, marches, casualties, and the siege of Vicksburg. There is also a drawing by William D. of the encampment at Vicksburg, 1863. Jane McClure's replies to her husband, 1862-1863, describe her daily chores, finances, family relationships, attitudes concerning wounded soldiers returning home, and a program given by Artemus Ward (letter dated April 15, 1863). Later letters during the 1880s describe William D.'s move to California to begin a produce farm.

Date:

1850 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- n-us-ms
McClure, William David -- Archives
McClure family
Ward, Artemus -- 1834-1867
United States. -- Army. -- Ohio Infantry Regiment, 20th.
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Personal narratives
Women -- Ohio
Gold mines and mining -- California
California -- Gold discoveries
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Maps
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- Pictorial works

Note:

Diaries: RESTRICTED ORIGINALS. USE MICROFILM COPY ONLY. Use of originals only by permission of the curator.
Diaries also available on microfilm.

Type:

Diaries.
Maps.

Physical Description:

2 boxes and one oversize folder (.35 linear ft.)
1 microfilm reel : negative (BNEG Box 1183) and positive.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 88/186 c box 1
BANC MSS 88/186 c box 2
BANC MSS 88/186 c positive microfilm
BANC MSS 88/186 c oversize folder
BANC MSS 88/186 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Diaries: RESTRICTED ORIGINALS. USE MICROFILM COPY ONLY. Use of originals only by permission of the curator.