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Finding aid of the Joseph E. Coffee Letter C057797
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  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Donor
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Existence and Location of Originals note
  • Scope and Contents note

  • Title: Coffee, Joseph E., Letter
    Identifier/Call Number: C057797
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 folder (1 letter, 3 pages)
    Date: October 11, 1850
    Abstract: A three page, handwritten letter, dated Oct. 11, 1850 from Joseph E. Coffee, agent, in New York, to his brother in California. The letter pertains to monies received from him, and asking for more detailed accounts of his finances - both personal and business. He also notes the loss of houses on board a ship which was ship wrecked - the name of the ship is not given. He notes not to have his family join him in California.
    creator: Coffee, Joseph E., fl. 1830-1900

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on access.

    Preferred Citation note

    Joseph E. Coffee Letter. The Society of California Pioneers.

    Donor

    Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

    Biographical/Historical note

    No information found.

    Existence and Location of Originals note

    The Society of California Pioneers, 300 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94107.

    Scope and Contents note

    A three page, handwritten letter, dated Oct. 11, 1850 from Joseph E. Coffee, agent, in New York, to his brother in California. The letter pertains to monies received from him, and asking for more detailed accounts of his finances - both personal and business. he discusses the possibility of his brother taking his wife back to California, only after he has returned to New York and their business matters have been completed. Coffee speaks of a bill of lading of "4 more houses", and they are the last they will send. He also notes the loss of houses on board a ship which was ship wrecked - the name of the ship is not given. Joseph Coffee states that after his brother returns to New York, he then "will have obtained a full knowledge of the country its resources and circumstances, and if then you wish to take your wife and enter on a new enterprise, it will afford me pleasure to do anything in my power to forward your views...but at the present it would not be proper for her to come."

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gold mines and mining -- California -- History.
    Prefabricated houses