Register of the Richard Dering letters

Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S
UC, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Phone: (858) 534-2533
Fax: (858) 534-5950
Email: spcoll@ucsd.edu
Repository Website: http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/
© 1997
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Register of the Richard Dering letters,1858-1879

MSS 0250

Mandeville Special Collections Library

GEISEL LIBRARY



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

La Jolla, CA 92093-0175

Contact Information:

  • Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S
  • UC, San Diego
  • La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
  • Phone: (858) 534-2533
  • Fax: (858) 534-5950
  • Email: spcoll@ucsd.edu
  • Repository Website: http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
This file last updated: July 1997.

DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title: Richard Dering letters,
Date (inclusive): 1858-1879
Collection number: MSS 0250
Extent: 0.10 linear feet (70 items (113 leaves) in two folders.)
Repository: Mandeville Special Collections Library, Geisel Library, UC, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Shelf Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Preferred Citation

Richard Dering letters, MSS 0250. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

As an agent of the Lower California Company, Dering was an early settler at Magdalena Bay, Baja California, Mexico. Active in the orchilla and guano trades. Also lived in San Francisco. Orginially from Sag Harbor, New York. Died at Magdalena Bay on 16 March 1873.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Letters providing a detailed account of Dring's activities and travels in Sonora, Baja California, the islands of the Gulf of California, and up the Pacific Coast to San Francisco. Written principally from Elide Island, Georges Island, Guaymas, Magdalena Bay, and San Francisco. Includes 63 letters from Dering to his sister, Elizabeth P. Dering of Sag Harbor, and 7 letters between Elizabeth and others following his death. Also includes 14 envelopes and 2 newspaper clippings.