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William S. Jewett letters, 1849-1871.
BANC MSS C-B 434
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Title:

William S. Jewett letters, 1849-1871

Creator/Contributor:

Jewett, William S. (William Smith), 1812-1873, creator

Abstract:

Letters written to his family in the East, relating mainly to his voyage to California in 1849; his visit to Coloma and lessons in gold mining; experiences as an artist, doing portraits of J.A. Sutter, Jonathan D. Stevenson, and Walter Colton; and his property in San Francisco.

Date:

1849 (issued)

Subject:

Voyages to the Pacific coast -- Personal narratives
Gold mines and mining -- California
Art and artists -- California
Real property -- California -- San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Coloma (Calif.) -- Description and travel

Note:

Two photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections the The Bancroft Library.

Physical Description:

1 portfolio.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS C-B 434

Origin:

California