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William O. Armsted letters : to his family, 1849 April 4-1852 March 4.
BANC MSS 99/159 cz
Collection Overview

Title:

William O. Armsted letters: to his family, 1849 April 4-1852 March 4

Creator/Contributor:

Armsted, William O., creator, correspondent.

Abstract:

Collection of eleven letters spanning three years in the travels of William O. Armsted, as he makes his way from Ohio to California, and then to various mining locations, including Gold Creek, Rough & Ready, and Nevada City. There are many details of his life in the West. Many letters accompanied by original envelopes. One (March 23, 1851) is written on pictorial lettersheet illustrated with vignettes of a miner's life.

Date:

1849 (issued)

Subject:

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Armsted, William O -- Correspondence
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Personal narratives
Gold miners -- California -- Correspondence
Gold mines and mining -- California
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Gold mines and mining
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Travel
California -- Gold discoveries
Gold Creek (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Rough and Ready (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Nevada City (Calif.) -- Description and travel
California
California -- Nevada City

Note:

William O. Armsted letters, BANC MSS 99/159 cz, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Type:

Pictorial lettersheets.
Records and correspondence.

Physical Description:

print
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Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 99/159 cz

Origin:

California