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Clark Family Correspondence: Finding Aid
mssHM 61076-61139  
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Description
This collection contains correspondence of Sarah Clark (active 1852-1895) and the Clark family of Rising Sun, Indiana; California; and Austin, Nevada. The letters cover a wide range of subjects including the citrus industry in California and Nevada; economic conditions in California, Indiana, and Nevada; agriculture in Northern California; hunting; sickness; courtship; children; and business.
Background
Sarah Clark (active 1852-1895), the most prominent figure in this group of letters, lived in Rising Sun, Indiana with her husband Robert V. Clark. In early 1852, he moved to either Coloma or El Dorado, California. Her correspondence to him from Rising Sun ended in 1854, and although she may have met up with him in California, they eventually moved west to Austin, Nevada. They later returned to California and moved to El Dorado, (1872?), Oakland (1883?) and then possibly back to El Dorado (1889?).
Extent
65 pieces in 2 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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