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John W. Earnest California Gold Rush and Civil War Manuscript
Wyles SC 83  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John W. Earnest California Gold Rush and Civil War Manuscript,
    Date (inclusive): 1938
    Collection Number: Wyles SC 83
    Creator: Earnest, William W.
    Extent: .05 linear feet (1 folder)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Vault
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    John W. Earnest California Gold Rush and Civil War Manuscript. Wyles SC 83. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Sheila McMurray.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    One typed manuscript (TMS), 94 pages, "The Life of John W. Earnest (1824-1913)," by his son William W. Earnest, including an account of John W. Earnest's overland trip from Illinois to the California goldfields in 1850, experiences there, return east to Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1860, and forced service in the Confederacy as a Northerner during the Civil War.