Correspondence; diaries, 1852-1912; accounts, 1852-1890, relating mainly to farming and shopkeeping in El Dorado Co.
Include letters from James Patterson, John Dougherty and others re soapstone business and one letter from A.A. Sargent.
On Aug. 20, 1850 Abraham Darlington came to Hangtown, California. He later purchased a ranch in this area, about one and one-half
miles from the town of Weber on Weber Creek. Here he grew melons, tomatoes, planted fruit trees, started a vineyard, raised
horses and other livestock. He operated a store, first at his ranch, later in Placerville, catering to the needs of miners.
He also mined soapstone from a quarry on his ranch.
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