Gold mines and mining -- California
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: WA MSS 122-125
Overview: The collection contains correspondence between Gen. S. R. Curtis and his family while in military service or on engineering jobs, his official correspondence with copies of orders, telegrams, and other military papers while serving in the Mexican and Civil Wars, as Indian Commissioner to make treaties with the Sioux in Montana and Dakota and while working on the Union Pacific Railroad. Family letters also record Samuel Stephen Curtis's experiences prospecting in California, 1858-60.
Call Number: Ms Coll 35
Overview: John J. Cushing was an early homeopathic physician in San Francisco. The collection consists of letters to his family.
Dates: 1853-1873, bulk 1853-1857
Call Number: WA MSS S-1452
Overview: George M. Davidson's diary and correspondence describe an 1849 overland trip to California. This material records the hardships of the journey, encounters with Indians, life in the California gold mines, and his establishment of a general store in Pine Grove. There are business records such as store inventories, bills from suppliers, a mining work ledger, bullion receipts, and informal certificates for mining shares in Butte County and Sierra counties, California.
Call Number: WA MSS S-1315
Call Number: WA MSS S-2865
Overview: This collection encompasses accessions of single letters and small groups of letters and other manuscripts, pertaining to the California Gold Rush, which the library has chosen to group and list as an artificial collection. Letters discuss voyages to the Pacific coast, including journeys through Panama; mining life in California; the inhabitants of California, including Mormons; vigilance committees in San Francisco; and the establishment of a police force in Nevada City, California. Some...
Call Number: WA MSS S-1302
Call Number: WA MSS S-1297
Call Number: WA MSS S-1326
Overview: The Ernest Howe Papers document his association with California mining and in particular the North Star Mines Company. The papers contain Howe's correspondence with North Star and other companies, some of their corporate records, and material on the geology and mining of northern California. The papers also document Howe's geological survey of the Panama Canal Zone, his work with the United States Geological Survey, his participation on the Hamilton Rice Amazon expedition, and other work as a...
Call Number: WA MSS S-1310
Call Number: WA MSS S-1028
Overview: A collection of 58 journals recording 72 years of Moses Little's life. He spent 1844-1848 aboard the whaler Arnolda, commanded by Captain D. U. Coffin out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. In 1849, Little joined the Sagamore Mining and Trading Company of Lynn, Massachusetts, and traveled to California, returning in 1851. Making a second trip to California in 1852 via the Isthmus to Panama City, he sailed on the Tennessee. He...
Call Number: WA MSS S-1401
Overview: The papers document the Jacob Schieffelin family of New York and Pennsylvania, and their involvment with land development and real estate in Tioga and Lycoming counties, Pennsylvania, mining in the West, and the founding of Tombstone, Arizona. The papers of Clinton Schieffelin contain information on mining in California and Oregon as well as in Indian affairs in the Rogue River Valley. Edward L. Schieffelin's papers describe silver mining in Arizona, and gold prospecting in Alaska. The...
Call Number: WA MSS S-1324
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, genealogical research materials and other papers concerning Sherwood's unsuccessful mining ventures in California and Australia, his journey to England 1846-48 to research the descendants of Joshua Jennings, and Sherwood family life.
Dates: 1808-1906, bulk 1840-1880
Call Number: WA MSS S-1319
Overview: The papers consist of Thomas J. Van Dorn's letters to his wife, Henrietta Frances Wilbur Van Dorn, and his diary of an 1849 journey of a Jerseyville company from St. Joseph to California. This material describes the landscape, rigors of travel, encounters with Indians, communities on route, and life in mining camps at Bear Creek, Sacramento, and Weaverville Dry Diggings. Letters to his wife dating from 1865-1869 describe his business in Yazoo City, Mississippi. There are business contracts...
Dates: 1847-1869, 1847-1856, bulk 1847-1856
Call Number: MS 1083
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence relating to the life of the Samuel Smith Wood family in Greytown, Nicaragua, the bombardment of the city by the American ship, Cyane, in July, 1854, and claims rising out of that incident. A particularly long account is given in a letter (July 15, 1854) by Wood's son, Alexander McCready Wood. Also in the papers are letters (1849) by Samuel S. Wood to his wife describing a trip through the gold regions of San Juan and San Francisco, California and a family...