Guide to the California Gold Rush Correspondence Collection, 1853-1863

Special Collections & Archives

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California State University, Northridge
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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: California Gold Rush Correspondence Collection
Dates: 1853-1863
Identification: SC/GRC
Creator: Drew, M.W. Holden, William Ladd, C.K. Scott, Thomas
Physical Description: 0.21 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections
Abstract: Letters discussing business and travel in California during the gold rush from various goldminers to family and friends written between 1853 and 1863.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Paper records

Geographic Name:

California -- Gold discoveries -- Sources
California -- History -- 1850-1950 -- Sources

Personal Name:

Holden, William -- Correspondence
Ladd, C.K. -- Correspondence
Scott, Thomas -- Correspondence

Topical Term:

Letters

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information:

Purchased.

Accruals:

1999

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], California Gold Rush Correspondence Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Related Material

This collection is a part of the California Collection  

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.

Collection Contents

 

Box 1

Folder 1

Letters from M. W. Drew to Mother, Father, and Brother, Boston, MA, 1853-1856

Folder 2

Letters from M. W. Drew to "Folks at Home," Redwing, MN, 1856

Folder 3

Letter from M. W. Drew to Mother, 1858

Folder 4

Letters from M. W. Drew to James P. Drew, from Columbia, CA, 1860-1861

Folder 5

Letters from M. W. Drew to James P. Drew, from San Francisco, CA, 1861

Folder 6

Letter from M. W. Drew to James P. Drew, from American Camp, 1861

Folder 7

Letter from M. W. Drew to Mother, from Fort Fairfield, 1863

Folder 8

Letter from Frank to "Friend Ladd," from Willow Creek, CA, 1855

Folder 9

Letter from John Jones to "Friend Ladd," from San Andreas, CA, 1856

Folder 10

Letters from William Holden to Mother, from San Francisco, CA, 1854

Folder 11

Letter from Thomas Scott to Theodore Guerez, from Ottumwa, IA, 1850