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William A. January letters : Placerville and San Jose, Calif. : ALS, 1853-1911.
BANC MSS 98/128 c
Collection Overview

Title:

William A. January letters: Placerville and San Jose, Calif. : ALS, 1853-1911

Creator/Contributor:

January, William A., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Wall, William S.

Creator/Contributor:

Wall, Lucile.

Abstract:

In three letters to his aunt and cousin Clementina and William Wall of Kentucky written from Placerville, William A. January describes life changes, the Temperance movement, fashion, newly married life, politics, newspapers, and frustrated attempts to see his friend and fellow Mason Mr. Gelwicks elected as State Printer. The remaining five letters were written to cousins Lucile and William Wall in Dallas, Texas. In these letters, written on Santa Clara County letterhead with January indicated as Tax Collector, he discusses the Klondike Gold Rush, Spanish-American War, family members, running for office, growing old, and other topics.

Date:

1853 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Gelwicks, Daniel W
Spanish-American War, 1898
Printing industry -- California
Families -- United States
California -- Politics and government

Note:

Printer and tax collector.

Physical Description:

print
1 portfolio (.1 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 98/128 c

Origin:

California