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Identifier: MS 204A
Identifier: Kemble Spec Col 09
Overview Consists of California lettersheets, mostly pictorial, created approximately between the years 1850 and 1870, with the bulk dating from the 1850s. Pictorial lettersheets are illustrated with lithographs or wood engravings depicting California and Western themes. Intended to be used as stationery during and after the California Gold Rush, these lettersheets served as a kind of reportage, depicting important events and popular stories of the day. Common illustrated topics and scenes include:...
Identifier: MS 714
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS -Vault-173
Overview William Monroe (1818-1908) was a Wisconsin doctor who went to California during the Gold Rush, where he worked as a gold miner and physician. The collection contains fourteen letters, dated 1850-1851, mostly exchanged between William Monroe and his wife Mary Monroe (1822-1903). Letters written by William Monroe to his wife document his overland journey from Mineral Point, Wisconsin, to California (April-August 1850); and his experiences and observations as a gold miner and physician in...
- Subject: California -- Gold discoveries X