Accounts, receipts for wages and goods, Gold Rush correspondence, and other documents collected by Oakland bookseller Harold
C. Holmes, mostly relating to commercial activities in California between the years 1846 and 1868. Materials were created
by various individuals and firms, including Captain J. L. Folsom, Archibald C. Peachy, Mellus & Howard, and members of the
Fitch family. Some materials document the exchange of and disputes over horses during the Mexican War period.
Harold C. Holmes was an antiquarian bookseller and owner of the Holmes Book Company in Oakland, California.
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of Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. Restrictions
also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational
Collection is open for research.