Guide to the California Gold Rush Correspondence
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Overview of the Collection
Collection Title: California Gold Rush
Physical Description: 0.21
Language of Materials:
Abstract: Letters discussing business and travel in
California during the gold rush from various goldminers to family and friends written
between 1853 and 1863.
This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Genre/Form of Material:
California -- Gold
discoveries -- Sources
California -- History --
1850-1950 -- Sources
Holden, William --
Ladd, C.K. --
Scott, Thomas --
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of this collection has not been transferred to California State University,
Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or
reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond
that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of
the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Conditions Governing Access:
The collection is open for research use.
[Identification of item], [date],
California Gold Rush
, Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt
Library, California State University, Northridge.
Scope and Contents
Letters discussing business and travel in California during the gold rush from various
goldminers to family and friends written between 1853 and 1863. The collection includes
letters sent to Boston, Massachusetts, Redwing, Minnesota, Fort Fairfield, Maine, and
Ottwumwa, Ohio, as well as several locations in California.
Detailed List of Contents
Letters from M. W. Drew to Mother, Father, and Brother, Boston,
Letters from M. W. Drew to "Folks at Home," Redwing,
Letter from M. W. Drew to Mother,
Letters from M. W. Drew to James P. Drew, from Columbia,
Letters from M. W. Drew to James P. Drew, from San Francisco,
Letter from M. W. Drew to James P. Drew, from American
Letter from M. W. Drew to Mother, from Fort Fairfield,
Letter from Frank to "Friend Ladd," from Willow Creek,
Letter from John Jones to "Friend Ladd," from San Andreas,
Letters from William Holden to Mother, from San Francisco,
Letter from Thomas Scott to Theodore Guerez, from Ottumwa,