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Charles W. Nyström letters : San Francisco, California, 1854-1880.
BANC MSS C-B 950 v.1
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Title:

Charles W. Nyström letters: San Francisco, California, 1854-1880

Creator/Contributor:

Nyström, Charles W., creator, correspondent.

Abstract:

Contains five letters from Charles W. Nyström to family members. Three letters are addressed to his aunt (10 pages) and two are addressed to his sister, Emilie (8 pages). Details include lumber prices in 1854, "Cable Comet" celebrations in 1858, the Civil War in California, smallpox vaccination, Native American uprisings, Vigilance Committee activities in 1856, the telegraph, and descriptions of San Francisco. One of the letters to his aunt, dated July 4, 1856, contains an account of Nyström's experience as a member of the San Francisco Vigilance Committee following the stabbing of a member of the Vigilance police by David S. Terry.

Date:

1854 (issued)

Subject:

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Nyström, Charles W -- Correspondence
Terry, David S. (David Smith) -- 1823-1889
San Francisco Committee of Vigilance of 1856.
Vigilance committees -- California -- San Francisco
Lumber trade -- California -- History
Comets -- 1858
Smallpox -- Vaccination -- History -- 19th century
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1862-1865
Telegraph -- California -- San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel
California -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Note:

Includes typescript transcriptions for letters of July 4, 1856 and April 24, 1862.
Charles W. Nyström letters : San Francisco, California, BANC MSS C-B 950, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In English.
Selected letters: From the Robert B. Honeyman Collection.

Physical Description:

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Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS C-B 950 v.1

Origin:

California