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Guide to the James R. Evans Diary MS 201
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Description
The collection contains one diary written by James R. Evans beginning in March 1923 and records events related to prospecting in the Imperial Valley and the surrounding desert.
Background
James R. Evans was a geologist, mining engineer, and prospector who traveled through California’s Imperial Valley in the 1920s. Little biographical information is revealed about Evans within the journal. During a significant part of the diary, he travels and lives with Anne L. Evans, though he does not explicitly state that she is his wife. At one point in the diary, he includes excerpts from her diary revealing that his nickname is “Jim” or “Jimmy.”
Extent
0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
Availability
This collection is open for research.