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Edward P. and Elliott Reed letters: ALS, 1849-1879.
BANC MSS 98/48 c
Collection Overview

Title:

Edward P. and Elliott Reed letters: ALS, 1849-1879

Creator/Contributor:

Reed, Edward P., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Reed, Elliott.

Creator/Contributor:

Reed, Clara.

Abstract:

Contains over 50 letters of Edward P. Reed, written home to members of his family, particularly his parents and Ellen, one of three sisters, in Homer, N.Y. He recounts his voyage to California aboard the clipper, South Carolina, which left N.Y. on Jan. 24, 1849. Edward's letters give detailed descriptions of his experiences and observations, first in San Francisco; then in Sacramento, where he supplied goods to the miners; and briefly, after abandoning the merchant business, in the gold fields of Trinity County. Edward finally settled in San Jose, Calif., where, in Oct. 1850, he is joined by his brother, Elliot (later signed as "Elliott"), whose letters home are also included in this collection.

Date:

1849 (issued)

Subject:

South Carolina (Clipper)
Voyages to the Pacific coast
Gold miners -- California
Merchants -- California -- Sacramento
Sacramento (Calif.) -- Description and travel
San Jose (Calif.) -- Description and travel
San Jose (Calif.) -- Social life and customs
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel

Note:

RESTRICTED ORIGINALS. USE PHOTOCOPIES IN BOXES 4-5 FOR REPRODUCTION.
Related photographs cataloged as part of the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2001.065--PIC)

Physical Description:

print
Originals: 3 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
Copies: 2 boxes (.8 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 98/48 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED ORIGINALS. USE PHOTOCOPIES IN BOXES 4-5 FOR REPRODUCTION.