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California -- Gold discoveries

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Edwin Hubbard papers

Identifier: c-00013
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three letters (1850-1852) written by Edward Hubbard to his wife Harriet Woolcott Hubbard, relating his experiences in the California gold rush. There is also one letter from J.N. Woolcott to his parents, possibly relations of Harriet Woolcott Hubbard's, describing life in the Nevada gold fields (1859). Also included is the Hubbards' marriage certificate (1842) and ambrotype wedding photographs of Edwin and Harriet.Photographs in glass negatives...
Dates: 1842 - 1859

Sprague and Strange families correspondence

Identifier: c-00338
Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence for the most part addressed to John Strange of Oneida, Eaton County, Michigan, and to his spouse Orinda (nee Sprague), from members of their families in Massachusetts and New York.

The letters are concerned with family matters -- births, deaths, and marriages -- and flavored with pious comments. Beginning in 1849, the correspondence includes much discussion of California and the Gold Rush, and of travel to the West.

Dates: 1832 - 1869