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Finding Aid for the Littlefield Family Correspondence, 1850-1870
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Littlefield Family Correspondence
    Date (inclusive): 1850-1870
    Collection number: 106
    Creator: Littlefield family
    Extent: 1 box (.5 linear ft.)

    (91 letters and transcripts in 1 document box)
    Abstract: Lambert Littlefield and some members of his family came to California from Maine in the 1850s and engaged in gold mining, lumbering, and mercantile pursuits. The collection consists of correspondence between Littlefield and family members including letters from Sutter Creek and other gold fields.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Jacob Zeitlin, 1949, purchase.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Littlefield Family Correspondence (Collection 106). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography/History

    Lambert Littlefield and some members of his family came to California from Maine in the 1850s; during the gold rush and immediate aftermath, they engaged in gold mining, lumbering, and mercantile pursuits.
    Jeremiah Littlefield Family Tree
    • Unknown LITTLEFIELD (350), b. circa 1765

      +unknown spouse
      • Jeremiah LITTLEFIELD (340), b. 14 Jan 1790 at ME

        +Abigail TWINING (341), b. 25 Nov 1796, m. 1822, d. 13 Sep 1865 at Frankfort, ME
        • Lambert LITTLEFIELD (344), b. 18 May 1823 at ME, d. 21 Jul 1910 at Burson, CA

          +Sarah Jane BRADBURY (781), b. 1826 at ME, m. 27 Oct 1850 at Montville, ME, d. 2 Oct 1870 at Sutter Creek, CA
          • Mary LITTLEFIELD (795), b. 1852 at Montville, ME
          • Martha Josephine LITTLEFIELD (794), b. 1852 at Montville, ME
          • Clara Augusta LITTLEFIELD (782), b. 17 Aug 1856 at Sutter Creek, CA, d. 16 Jan 1860 at Sutter Creek, CA
          • Anna Laura LITTLEFIELD (785), b. 1860 at CA
          • John Franklin LITTLEFIELD (786), b. 1862 at CA
          • Nellie LITTLEFIELD (784), b. 9 May 1864 at Jackson, CA, d. 10 Dec 1864 at Jackson, CA
          • Emma LITTLEFIELD (787), b. 1867 at CA
        • +Julia Augusta LEONARD (783), b. 3 Jun 1842 at OH, m. 1870 at CA, d. 11 Dec 1915 at Burson, CA
          • Verne LITTLEFIELD (790), b. 1879 at CA, d. 28 May 1900 at Juneau, AK
          • Zenas Clifford LITTLEFIELD (791), b. 14 Feb 1882 at Jackson, Caifomia, d. 25 Jul 1919 at Burson, CA
        • Zenas Snow LITTLEFIELD (345), b. 9 Sep 1824

          +Hannah B. ELLINGWOOD (802)
          • Ada E. LITTLEFIELD (803), b. 1853
          • Carrie E. LITTLEFIELD (804), b. 1855
          • Abbie E. LITTLEFIELD (805), b. 1857
          • Arabella H. LITTLEFIELD (806), b. 1860
          • Louise P. LITTLEFIELD (807), b. 1864
        • Phoebe Emma LITTLEFIELD (346), b. 2 May 1826, d. 3 Oct 1912 at China, ME

          +Ephraim Doane FOWLER (815), b. 1820 at Orrington, ME, m. 1849
          • Mary M. FOWLER (816), b. circa 1850 at ME
          • Lewis K. FOWLER (817), b. circa 1851 at ME
          • Bela F. FOWLER (818), b. circa 1853 at ME
          • Allen A. FOWLER (819), b. circa 1854 at ME
          • Clarence E. FOWLER (820), b. circa 1856 at ME
          • Carrie E. FOWLER (821), b. circa 1863 at ME
        • Abigail LITTLEFIELD (347), b. 5 Apr 1828

          +Horace H. DAVIS (811), b. circa 1824 at ME, d. 2 Mar 1905 at Montville, ME
          • Cora E. DAVIS (812), b. circa 1850
          • Carrie DAVIS (813), b. circa 1853 LE
          • Carroll E. DAVIS (814), b. circa 1855
        • Mary S. LITTLEFIELD (348), b. 2 Dec 1830

          +Benjamin WHITNEY (810), b. circa 1826 at ME, m. circa 1859

          +Caleb W. LEWIS (945), b. Jun 1826 at ME, m. circa 1865
          • Nora M. LEWIS (946), b. Aug 1867 at ME
        • Lydia Ann LITTLEFIELD (349), b. 19 Nov 1832, d. 3 Jan 1891 at Marysville, CA

          +Bela Fitch DAVIS (798), b. 1822 at ME, d. 19 Apr 1901 at Marysville, CA
          • Lillian N. DAVIS (799), b. Apr 1856 at CA
          • Oresta Frank DAVIS (800), b. 19 Dec 1858 at CA, d. 5 Sep 1880 at AZ
          • Mary L. DAVIS (862), b. 6 Sep 1862, d. 13 Jun 1870 at Marysville, CA
          • Lotta Mary DAVIS (861), b. 30 Oct 1872, d. 19 Jun 1873 at Marysville, CA
        • Nathan Twining LITTLEFIELD (121), b. 15 Nov 1839 at Frankfort, ME, d. 14 Feb 1913 at Los Angeles, CA

          +Laura Isabelle HINKSON (122), b. 7 Aug 1850 at Potosi, MO, m. 25 Aug 1870 at Washington, CA, d. 21 Sep 1926 at Santa Barbara, CA
          • Laura Lolita LITTLEFIELD (226), b. 1 Oct 1871 at Jackson, CA, d. 3 Oct 1877 at Jackson, CA
          • May Eveline LITTLEFIELD (227), b. 11 May 1874 at Jackson, CA, d. 11 Oct 1877 at Jackson, CA
          • Daisy Viroqua LITTLEFIELD (123), b. 19 Feb 1877 at Jackson, CA, d. 27 Nov 1943 at Santa Barbara, CA
          • Nathan Forrest "Forrest" LITTLEFIELD (124), b. 29 Jun 1881 at Jackson, CA, d. Sep 1939
          • Juanita Addison LITTLEFIELD (43), b. 11 Oct 1883 at Jackson, CA, d. 9 Feb 1918 at Chico, CA
      • Dorcas LITTLEFIELD (352), b. 29 Nov 1792

        +Samuel JELLISON (873), b. 1774 at Frankfort, ME, m. 22 Jun 1823, d. 15 Sep 1862 at Monroe, ME
      • Mary LITTLEFIELD (353), b. 15 May 1795, d. 1850 at Bangor, ME

        +Lacy ROUNDY (867), b. 20 Jun 1790 at Clinton, ME, m. 23 Sep 1815 at Thorndike, ME, d. 20 Oct 1880 at Bangor, ME
        • Lydia ROUNDY (869), b. 1816 at Pembroke, ME
        • Jeremiah ROUNDY (870), b. 1818 at Bangor, ME
        • Mary Jane ROUNDY (871), b. 1820 at Bangor, ME
        • Julia Ann ROUNDY (872), b. 1827 at Pembroke, ME
        • Crosby C. ROUNDY (963), b. circa 1828 at ME
        • Hobert Richardson ROUNDY (868), b. 1829 at Bangor, ME
      • Nancy LITTLEFIELD (354), b. 23 Aug 1797
      • Lydia LITTLEFIELD (355), b. 28 May 1801
      • Joanna LITTLEFIELD (356), b. 23 Aug 1804, d. 1854 at ME

        +Josiah Mitchell PACKARD (854), b. circa 1795 at ME
        • Emeline PACKARD (962), b. 1827 at ME
        • James PACKARD (855), b. circa 1829 at ME
        • Daniel E. PACKARD (856), b. circa 1831 at ME
        • Josiah PACKARD (857), b. circa 1836 at ME
        • Helen Lucetta PACKARD (858), b. circa 1839 at ME
        • Lydia Ann PACKARD (859), b. circa 1841 at ME
        • Dorcas Julia PACKARD (860), b. circa 1847 at ME
      • James LITTLEFIELD (357), b. 28 Oct 1810
    • Prepared by: Jim Sundquist, May 2012

    Scope and Content

    Correspondence of Lambert Littlefield and members of his family. Several members of the family came to California from Maine in the 1850s and during the gold rush and post-gold rush period engaged in mining, lumbering and mercantile pursuits.

    Organization and Arrangement

    [Letters are arranged chronologically and those with no year are at the end.]

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Littlefield family--Correspondence.
    Littlefield, Lambert--Correspondence.
    Pioneers--California--Archival resources.
    Gold mines and mining--California.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Family papers.