This collection contains correspondence of Sarah Clark (active 1852-1895) and the Clark family of Rising Sun, Indiana; California;
and Austin, Nevada.
The letters cover a wide range of subjects including the citrus industry in California and
Nevada; economic conditions in California, Indiana, and Nevada; agriculture in
Northern California; hunting; sickness; courtship; children; and business.
Sarah Clark (active 1852-1895), the most prominent figure in this group of letters,
lived in Rising Sun, Indiana with her husband Robert V. Clark. In early 1852, he
moved to either Coloma or El Dorado, California. Her correspondence to him from
Rising Sun ended in 1854, and although she may have met up with him in California,
they eventually moved west to Austin, Nevada. They later returned to California and
moved to El Dorado, (1872?), Oakland (1883?) and then possibly back to El Dorado
65 pieces in 2 boxes
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