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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/Contributor:

Benson, Anderson, 1822-

Creator/Contributor:

Stottle-Meyer, Lucy Benson.

Creator/Contributor:

Benson, Charles A.

Creator/Contributor:

Benson family.

Creator/Contributor:

West, Wells Wallis.

Abstract:

Wells Wallis West (1836-1924) autobiography Lake port, Calif. Mar. 1921-Feb. 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 re West. Also included: account by Lucy Benson Stottle-Meyer re the Benson family, especially re her father, Anderson Benson, his overland journey to California (1848) and silver mining; and article by charles A. Benson re his father's discovery of the Lost Gunsight Silver Lode in Death Valley (1849)

Date:

1853 (issued)

Subject:

United States. -- Army. -- Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment, 2nd (1862-1865). -- Company A.
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Gold mines and mining -- California
Silver mines and mining -- California
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Note:

Autobiography photocopy.
Original in private possession (1980)
FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. Reproduction prohibited. Direct requests for copies or permission to publish to the owner of the original.

Physical Description:

56 p. ; 17 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 80/152 c

Origin:

United States

Copyright Note:

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