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West and Benson family papers, 1853-1922.
BANC MSS 80/152 c
Collection Overview

Title:

West and Benson family papers, 1853-1922

Creator/Contributor:

West (Family, creator, creator.

Creator/Contributor:

Benson (Family, creator.

Creator/Contributor:

West, Wells Wallis, 1836-1924, author.

Creator/Contributor:

Stottlemyer, Lucy Ann Benson, 1866-1966, author.

Creator/Contributor:

Benson, Charles A., author.

Abstract:

Wells Wallis West (1836-1924) autobiography, Lake Port, California, March 1921-February 1922. Account of childhood in Illinois; overland journey to California (1853) via Ft. Laramie and Salt Lake City; mining near Ione City and at Michigan Bar; Civil War experiences as member of the California One Hundred. With this, copy of printed excerpt regarding West. Also included: Account by Lucy Ann Benson Stottlemyer (1866-1966) regarding the Benson family, especially her father, Anderson Benson (1822-1897), his overland journey to California (1848) and silver mining; and article from The Desert Magazine, November 1950, by Charles A. Benson regarding his father's discovery of the Lost Gunsight Silver Lode in Death Valley (1849).

Date:

1853 (issued)

Subject:

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West family -- Archives
Benson family -- Archives
West, Wells Wallis -- 1836-1924 -- Family -- Archives
Benson, Anderson -- 1822-1897 -- Family -- Archives
West, Wells Wallis -- 1836-1924
Benson, Anderson -- 1822-1897
United States. -- Army. -- Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment, 2nd (1862-1865) -- Company A.
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Gold mines and mining -- California
Silver mines and mining -- Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Gold mines and mining
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Silver mines and mining
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
California -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
California
United States

Note:

Autobiography Photocopy.
West and Benson family papers, BANC MSS 80/152 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Original in private possession (1980)
Gift of Lyman Benson; 1980.
FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. Reproduction prohibited. Direct requests for copies or permission to publish to the owner of the original.
In English.

Type:

biography
History.

Physical Description:

1 (56

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 80/152 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. Reproduction prohibited. Direct requests for copies or permission to publish to the owner of the original.