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Milton B. Stevens Correspondence: Finding Aid
mssHM 59471-59532  
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Description
This collection contains 62 letters from twenty-six different authors in mining camps and cities throughout Northern California illustrating aspects of the Gold Rush experience, chiefly from 1849-1864.
Background
Milton B. Stevens left his family and home in Shushan, New York to come to California on the ship Morrison, which departed from New York City on February 14, 1849. While in California, Stevens searched for gold at several mining towns throughout Northern California, including Salmon Falls, Pilot Hill, Oregon Bar, Independence, and Weber Creek. He left California and returned to New York in 1851. In 1852, he married Ann Maria Lyman of Salem, New York.
Extent
62 items in 2 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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