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Letters from California

Letters from Brooklyn, Brown’s Valley, Bottle Hill, Buckners, and Bucksport.

No. 724 Sent to Noah Cochran in Peru, New York. Taken by U.S. mail from Brooklyn, California, which is today part of Oakland.

No. 725 Sent to Mrs. S. W. Lovejoy in Peru, Maine. Taken by U.S. mail from Brooklyn, California.

No. 726 Sent from Brown’s Valley, California, to Aquiller M. Newland in Colusa. Dated August 23, 1864.

No. 727 Sent from Brown’s Valley, California, to A. M. Newland in Colusa. Dated September 10, 1864.

No. 728 Sent from Brown’s Valley, California, to Mr. Meredith in “Fir Cap” Eureka, California. Dated August 5, 1879.

No. 729 Sent to George C. Jewell in Petaluma, California. Sent from Bottle Hill, California which was situated two miles from Georgetown on the bank of Canyon Creek.

No. 730 Sent from Buckners, California, to C. H. Howe in Stockton. Inside is a letter from J. L. Beuers dated October 28, 1854 making arrangements to see Howe before he leaves California to go back “to the states.”

No. 731 Sent from Bucksport, California, to Thomas E. Bell in Sonora. Inside is a letter dated January 26, 1853 from J. Martin in Elk Hill near Humboldt Bay.

Photograph of the Balsar House in Georgetown, California, 1930s.