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Charles W. Bush letters, 1849-1850.
BANC MSS 76/71 c
Collection Overview

Title:

Charles W. Bush letters, 1849-1850

Creator/Contributor:

Bush, Charles W., creator

Abstract:

Three, written enroute, describe the overland journey to California, commenting on Indians, buffalo hunting, etc. Two written from California (near Sacramento and from the middle fork of the Feather River) comment on the difficulty of the journey from Salt Lake, especially trouble with the Mormons and Indians; experiences mining; cost of provisions; Indians in the area, etc.

Date:

1849 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Gold mines and mining -- California
American bison
Indians of North America -- California
Mormons
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel

Physical Description:

5 letters (1 portfolio).

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 76/71 c

Origin:

California