This collection chiefly contains family correspondence of the Judson Family, dating from 1852 to 1887
and discussing family affairs as well as current events, including such topics as agriculture and economic conditions in California.
Thirteen letters have to do with the Quartermaster Corps in Memphis during the Civil War.
In addition, there are some items dealing with the accidental death of Martin L. Fairbanks.
Everitt Judson traveled from New York to San Francisco in 1852 on the schoonerIno to pursue financial gains in California, leaving behind his
wife, Philuta. Once there he tried his hand at gold mining and farming; each produced modest
results and allowed him to purchase a ranch on the south fork of the Kern River. Everitt and
Philuta had four children: John Baldwin, E. S., Smith and Mary.
47 pieces in 1 box.
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