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Charles Chase Crosby letters : to his family : ALS, 1863-1870.
BANC MSS 89/71 c
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Title:

Charles Chase Crosby letters: to his family : ALS, 1863-1870

Creator/Contributor:

Crosby, Charles Chase, 1839-1898, creator

Abstract:

Approximately 120 letters addressed to members of his immediate family, recounting his experiences in his overland journey to California, as a bookkeeper, tax collector, Deputy Assessor, Deputy Sheriff, and finally Superintendent of Schools of Placer County, California. Chase remarks on current affairs ranging from slavery, the re-election of President Abraham Lincoln, gold mining in California, and the first transcontinental railroad.

Date:

1863 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Gold mines and mining -- California -- Placer County
Placer County (Calif.)
United States -- Politics and government -- 1849-1877

Note:

FRAGILE ORIGINALS: Use published transcript instead of originals.
Born in Wisconsin, July 26, 1839 to Thomas and Elvira Crosby. Charles had an elder brother, George Crosby, and a younger sister, Cornelia. Charles was raised on a farm in Beloit, Wisconsin.
Chenu, James Crosby, comp. The Letters of Charles Chase Crosby, 1863-1870. Privately printed. Sacramento, Calif. (1981)

Physical Description:

print
120 items (1.25 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 89/71 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

FRAGILE ORIGINALS: Use published transcript instead of originals.