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Wiltsee Collection panels 171-180

2019-03-20T14:13:33-08:00
Posted on March 18, 2019

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Letters from Shaws Flat, Silver Mountain, Shingle Springs, Sierra City, Slippery Ford, Smiths Ranch, Snellings Ranche, and Snelling.

No. 1124 Sent from Shaws Flat, California, to Mrs. Henry Messenger in Hinsdale, Massachusetts. Inside is a letter dated February 16, 1860, from Mrs. Messenger’s brother. Written at Mount Pleasant, it was mailed at Shaws Flat.

No. 1125 Sent from Silver Mountain, California, to J. A. Owen in Gilroy. Inside is a letter dated December 27, 1869.

No. 1126 Sent from Shingle Springs, California, to Isaac Brown in Iowa. Inside is a letter dated March 22, 1868, from Annie to her family.

No. 1127 Sent from Sierra City, California, to Samuel Davis in Downieville.

No. 1128 Sent from Slippery Ford, California, to Charles Shattuck in Placerville. Postmarked May 21, 1865.

No. 1129 Sent from Smiths Ranch, California, to George Phillips in Santa Rosa.

No. 1130 Sent from Snellings Ranche, California, to Miss Mary Ann Stewart in Columbia, Kentucky.

No. 1131 Sent from Snelling, California, to Hiram Cornet in Indian Gulch.

Photograph of old store at Shingle Springs, California, 1930s.

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Letters from Sonora.

No. 1132 Sent from Sonora, California, to H. P. Clough in Middletown, Ohio.

No. 1133 Sent from Sonora, California, to Mr. Pierce, the State Comptroller, in Sacramento. Dated May 10, 1852.

No. 1134 Sent from Sonora, California, to Miss Mary E. Ward in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Inside is a letter dated September 26, 1852, and signed, “remaining your true love, Chas.”

No. 1135 Sent to James Mandeville. Originally sent to Sonora, it was later forwarded to “Valeajo.”

No. 1136 Sent from Sonora, California, to Miss Mary Woolson in Bristol, New Hampshire.

No. 1137 Sent from Smyrna, New York, to James W. Mandeville. Originally sent to Sonora and later forwarded to Columbia, California.

No. 1138 Sent from Sonora, California, to Miss Hannah Fist in the Sandwich Islands, today known as Hawaii.

No. 1139 Sent from Sonora, California, to Mrs. F. E. Eraus, a U.S. Marshall in San Francisco. Dated September 22, 1859.

Photograph of a ruined trading post near Green Springs on the Sonora Road, California.

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Letters from Sonoma, Spanish Flat, Staples Ranch, Spanish Ranch, and Springfield.

No. 1140 Sent from Sonoma, California, to Alexander Willard in Goodyear’s Bar. Dated July 29, 1856.

No. 1141 Sent from Sonoma, California, to Mary Mardle in Petaluma. Contains an advertisement for the Washington Hotel.

No. 1142 Sent from Spanish Flat, California, to Ira Harrison in Orange, New Jersey.

No. 1143 Sent from Spanish Flat, California, to Robert K. Reed in Stockton, California.

No. 1144 Sent from Staples Ranch, California, to Margaret Angel in Rocheport, Missouri. Delivered by the Overland route through Los Angeles.

No. 1145 Sent from Spanish Ranch, California, to P. T. Champelaux in Paris, France. Dated October 24, 1872. Delivered through New York and London to Paris.

No. 1146 Sent from Springfield, California, to Edwin Curtess in Kingston, Massachusetts.

Photograph of Mother Orange Tree planted in Bidwells Bar, California, 1930s.

Photograph of the ruins of the jail at Bidwells Bar, California, 1930s.

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Letters from Stockton.

No. 1147 Sent from Stockton, California, to E. B. Bowen in Marysville. Inside is a letter dated May 4, 1850, from J. L. R. Bowen to his brother.

No. 1148 Sent from Stockton, California, to Secretary of State Van Voorhies in San Jose. Dated May 16, 1850.

No. 1149 Sent from Stockton, California, to Alexander M. Fraser in Fowlerville, New York.

No. 1150 Sent from J. K. Shafer in Stockton, California, to John Houston in San Jose, California. Dated March 11, 1851.

No. 1151 Sent from Biddle Boggs in Stockton, California, to A. F. Boggs in Springfield, Ohio. Dated June 3, 1851.

No. 1152 Sent from Stockton, California, to Winslow Pierce, the Comptroller of the State, in Sacramento. Inside is a letter dated May 31, 1852, from Paul K. Harris.

No. 1153 Sent from Stockton, California, to Samuel B. Leonard in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

No. 1154 Sent from Stockton, California, to Jerome E. Polk in San Augustine, Texas. Inside is a letter dated April 12, 1853, from John.

No. 1155 Sent from Stockton, California, to J. E. Polk in San Augustine, Texas. Inside is a letter dated October 15, 1853, from John. Delivered through New Orleans.

Photograph of Mitchler’s Hotel at Murphys, California, 1930s.

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Letters from Stockton, Strawberry Valley, Sutter Creek, Suisun City, and Sweetland.

No. 1156 Sent from Stockton, California, to R. Kauffman in Millbrook, Ohio.

No. 1157 Sent from New York to Rev. G. S. Phillips. Originally sent to Stockton, California, and forwarded from there to Sacramento.

No. 1158 Sent from Strawberry Valley, California, to Charles A. Atkinson in Mariposa.

No. 1159 Sent from Strawberry Valley, California, to Miss Mary Ward in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

No. 1160 Sent from Strawberry Valley, California, to J. B. Campbell in Mariposa.

No. 1161, No. 1162 Sent from Sutter Creek, California, to Mrs. Jane Gill in Richboro, Pennsylvania.

No. 1163 Sent from Suisun City, California, to Ezra Batchelder in Danvers, Massachusetts.

No. 1164 Sent from Charleston, South Carolina to H. P. Sweetland in San Diego, California, and forwarded to Sweetland, California.

Photograph of Old I.O.O.F. building in Mariposa, California.

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Letters from Table Rock, Taylorsville, Tehama, Texas Hill, Timbuctoo, Todds Valley, Trinity, Ukiah, and Union.

No. 1165 Sent from Table Rock, California, to Miss Maria Bisbee in Sumner, Maine. Inside is a letter dated August 22, 1864, from Maria’s brother, J. H. Bisbee.

No. 1166 Sent from Taylorsville, California, to Charles Cooper in Downieville.

No. 1167 Sent from Tehama, California, to M. H. Daraeh in Oroville.

No. 1168 Sent from Texas Hill, California, by Rev. O. A. Dryden to Rev. G. S. Phillips in Sacramento. Dated September 27, 1856.

No. 1169 Sent from Timbuctoo, California, to David Merrill in Canterbury, New Hampshire.

No. 1170 Sent from Todds Valley, California, to Hannah G. Blanchard in Monhegan, Maine.

No. 1171 Sent from Trinity, California, to Rufus Buck in Bucksport, Maine.

No. 1172 Sent from Ukiah, California, to A. E. Sherwood in Sherwood. Inside is a letter dated August 10, 1869, from E. R. Budd.

No. 1173 Sent from Union, California, to J. B. Campbell in Mariposa. Dated May 10, 1871.

Photograph of Orleans Bar, formerly the county seat of Klamath County, Oregon, 1930s.

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Letters from Vallicita, Vallejo, Volcano, Washington, Watsonville, and Weaverville.

No. 1174 Sent from Vallicita, California, to Elliot Condict in New York City, New York.

No. 1175 Sent from Vallejo, California, to P. P. Ashe in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

No. 1176 Sent from Volcano, California, to W. Garden in Jackson.

No. 1177 Sent from Rev. Grath in Volcano, California, to Rev. G. S. Phillips in Santa Clara.

No. 1178 Sent from Washington, California, to Miss Mary Billings in Salem, Massachusetts.

No. 1179 Sent from Watsonville, California, to Miss Phoebe A. Holcombe in Jenny Lind.

No. 1180 Sent from Weaverville, California, to Hiram Miller in San Jose. Inside is a letter dated May 1855, from Hiram’s nephew.

No. 1181 Sent from Weaverville, California, to Rev. G. S. Phillips in Sacramento. Dated March 12, 1857.

No. 1182 Sent from Weaverville, California, to Capt. R. V. Thorne in Brooklyn, Long Island, New York. Delivered using the Overland route.

Photograph of Klutes old store in Volcano, California, 1930s.

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Letters from Whiskey Creek, Windsor, Woods Diggings, Wood’s Ferry, Woodbridge, and Woodland.

No. 1183 Sent from Whiskey Creek, California, to Miss Ruggles in Carmel, Maine.

No. 1184 Sent from Windsor, California, to B. H. Richtnyer in Dry Town. Dated March 2, 1867.

No. 1185 Sent from Woods Diggings, California, to Jeremiah Pease in Edgartown, Massachusetts. Woods Diggings was renamed Jamestown in 1853.

No. 1186 Sent from Wood’s Ferry, California, to Miss Mary A. Woolson in Bristol, New Hampshire.

No. 1187 Sent from Woodbridge, California, to Warren & Co. in San Francisco. Woodbridge was renamed Wood’s Ferry.

No. 1188 Postcard sent from the Sheriff of Yolo County to the Sheriff of Sierra County. It features a reward for the capture of “Black Jack”.

Photograph of old fire house in Columbia, California, 1930s.

Photograph of Woods Diggings, California, 1930s.

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Letters from Yankee Jims, Yreka, and Yuba City.

No. 1189 Sent from Yankee Jims, California, to George F. Bloom in Bloomville, Illinois.

No. 1190 Sent from Yankee Jims, California, to J. C. Cranens in Lexington, Missouri.

No. 1191 Sent from Yankee Jims, California, to Miss Angelia Thayee in Buckland, Massachusetts.

No. 1192 Sent from Yreka, California, to the Secretary of State in Sacramento. Inside is a letter dated November 23, 1855, from Henry I. Wendel.

No. 1193 Sent from Yreka, California, to Fanny W. Leonard in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

No. 1194 Sent from Yreka, California, to Miss Dora Sim at the Bradmore House in Hammersmith, London, England. Dated March 29, 1859.

No. 1195 Sent from Yreka, California, to Hammersmith, London, England.

No. 1196 Sent from Yuba City, California, to Rev. G. S. Phillips in Sacramento.

Photograph of the oldest home in Georgetown, California, 1930s.

Photograph of an old store in Georgetown, California.

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Letters from Victoria, Vancouver Island, and Whitby.

No. 1200 Sent from Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada, to John McHenry in San Francisco, California. Inside is a letter dated February 10, 1859.

No. 1201 Sent from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, Canada, to Capt. Mayo at the Army and Navy Club in London, England. Dated February 3, 1865, and delivered through San Francisco.

No. 1202 Sent from British Columbia, Canada, to Hannah Copley in Green Wood Valley, California.

No. 1203 Sent from Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada, to Mrs. Walter Boughner in Dereham, Canada.

No. 1204 Sent from Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada, to the Indiana Copper Company in New York City, New York.

No. 1205 Sent from Whitby, British Columbia, to Albert W. Bee in Placerville, California. Inside is a letter dated October 9, 1857, from John Hamer signed, “aged 71 years of age.”

Photograph of Whiskey Diggings, California, 1930s.

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