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Richard Varich Dey letters, 1855-1856.
BANC MSS 94/129 c
Collection Overview

Title:

Richard Varich Dey letters, 1855-1856

Creator/Contributor:

Dey, Richard Varich., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Wather, Ellen, Correspondent.

Abstract:

20 letters from R.V. Dey to his mother and sister in New York describing early life in San Francisco. He includes an an account of Digger Indians (July 30, 1855), a steamship outbreak of cholera (Sept 18, 1855),an account of an earthquake and of a shooting (Feb. 16,1856), and conflicts with his employer (Dec 3, 1855). Also includes a letter from Ellen Wather to Mrs. Dey discussing the Vigilance Committee and Governor Johnson.

Date:

1855 (issued)

Subject:

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Johnson, John Neely -- 1825-1872
Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- San Francisco
Pomo Indians
Vigilance committees -- California -- San Francisco
California -- Social life and customs
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Social life and customs

Physical Description:

print
1 box (.2 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 94/129 c

Origin:

California