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California's first gold nugget found January, 1848 by James W. Marshall and Peter L. Wimmer at Sutter Mill, American River, as shown by within original documents : mss., 1848-1956.
BANC FILM 2262; BANC MSS C-B 593; BANC MSS C-B 593
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Title:

California's first gold nugget found January, 1848 by James W. Marshall and Peter L. Wimmer at Sutter Mill, American River, as shown by within original documents : mss., 1848-1956
California's first gold nugget

Creator/Contributor:

Wimmer, Peter L.

Creator/Contributor:

Wimmer, Elizabeth Jane Cloud Baiz.

Creator/Contributor:

Allen, W. W. (William Wallace)

Creator/Contributor:

Gunther, Charles Frederick, 1837-1920, Correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Sutter, Alphonse., Correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Wyman, Walter Channing, 1850-1927, Correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Spencer, H. F., Mrs, Correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

McKenzie, Nellie W., Correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Native Sons of the Golden West

Abstract:

A bound volume, in the form of a scrapbook, created to contain the first nugget of gold found in California in 1848 and documents pertaining to it. Documents include: affidavits of Elizabeth J. Wimmer (1885) and of Peter L. Wimmer (1848); bill of sale for the nugget by Elizabeth Wimmer to W.W. Allen (1848); letters and affidavit of W.W. Allen (1893-1894); correspondence of C.F. Gunther and family, which includes letter from Alphonse Sutter (1915) and from Native Sons of the Golden West (1914); correspondence of Walter C. Wyman, which includes letters from Mrs. H.F. Spencer and Nellie W. McKenzie (1924), grandnieces of Wimmer; copy of an excerpt from Everett D. Graff's letter to Dale Morgan (1956); newspaper clippings concerning Peter L. Wimmer and the nugget. Also includes reviews and exhibit notes. In the middle of the volume a sink-mat was created to house the nugget by cutting the centers out of several pages and gluing them together; transparent plastic sheets were adhered on both sides to form viewing windows for the nugget. Nugget has been removed and is on permanent display in The Bancroft Library.

Date:

1848 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Marshall, James Wilson -- 1810-1885
California -- Gold discoveries
California -- Gold discoveries -- Sources

Note:

Title from title page.
RESTRICTED ORIGINAL. USE MICROFILM COPY WITH CALL NUMBER BANC FILM 2262: Use of original only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
Also available in microfilm.

Type:

Artifacts.
Clippings.
Scrapbooks.

Physical Description:

print
1 v., bound (39 p.) ; 34 x 26 cm.
1 microfilm reel : negative (Rich. 808:4) and positive.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC FILM 2262
BANC MSS C-B 593
BANC MSS C-B 593

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED ORIGINAL. USE MICROFILM COPY WITH CALL NUMBER BANC FILM 2262: Use of original only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.