Panel 140

Letters from California

Letters from Long Bar, Mariposa, and Martinez.

No. 873 Sent from Long Bar, California, to Mrs. N. W. Cushing in Hanson, Massachusetts. Dated November 18, 1858.

No. 874 Sent from Long Bar, California, to Mr. Newland in Colusa.

No. 875 Sent from Mariposa, California, to Secretary of State J. W. Denver in Benicia. Contains a note stating, “Receipts of officers for laws of ’53.”

No. 876 Sent from Mariposa, California, to William B. Taylor in New York City, New York.

No. 877 Sent from Mariposa, California, to H. W. Cornett in Santa Clara. Dated February 21, 1868.

No. 878 Sent from Martinez, California, to Otis K. Freeman in Lansing, Michigan. Dated July 4, 1856.

No. 879 Sent from Martinez, California, by J. Strentzel to A. Erwin in Honey Grove, Texas. Dated December 4, 1858. Inside is a letter written in Alhambra Valley, near Martinez. Strentzel writes, “My dear Brother, My friend William George W. Branch is leaving with the steamer of tomorrow on a visit to Texas. He bears with him a letter of acquaintance and recommendation to you.”

No. 880 Sent from Martinez, California, to Col. Warren, owner and editor of the leading agricultural journal California Farmer. Sent to the “Farmer” offices in San Francisco.

Photograph of Mariposa, California, 1930s.

Photograph of the Court House, built in 1854, in Mariposa, California, 1930s.