• Mining expert and historian Ernest A. Wiltsee (1862-1947)
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Wiltsee Collection panels 181-184

2019-03-20T14:14:14-07:00
Posted on March 18, 2019

Panel 181

Panel 181

Panel 181

Telegraph messages delivered by letter after being sent by the Alta California Telegraph Company, Alta Telegraph Company, California State Telegraph, and the U.S. Military Telegraph.

No. 1264 Used to deliver a telegraph to A. Tandler in Folsom, California. Sent by the Alta California Telegraph Company.

No. 1265 Used to deliver a telegraph to N. C. Fassit in Folsom, California. Sent by the Alta Telegraph Company in San Francisco.

No. 1266 Used to deliver a telegraph to Edgar Aim. Sent by the California State Telegraph.

Telegraph sent by California State Telegraph Company to Even Haxon saying, “Hench is at Rough and Ready.”

No. 1267 Used to deliver a telegraph to Rev. G. S. Phillips. Sent by the California State Telegraph.

No. 1268, No. 1269 Used to deliver a telegraph to Tandler & Co. Sent by the California State Telegraph.

No. 1270 Used to deliver a telegraph to Phillip Muller. Sent by U.S. Military Telegraph.

Panel 182

Panel 182

Panel 182

Letters from Bidwell’s Bar, Yolo, Moon’s Ranch, Sacramento, Scott River, Sonora, Mountain Wells, and Parks Bar.

No. 1197 Sent from Bidwell’s Bar, California, to Seth Smith at Long Green Maryland.

No. 1198 Sent from Yolo, California, to Miss Maggie Jeffers in Fairfield, Iowa. Inside is a letter dated April 3, 1864, from Mrs. Rahm.

No. 1199 Sent from Moon’s Ranch, California, to Mrs. Salinda Eastman in Springfield, Illinois.

No. 1271 Sent from Sacramento, California, to Carter Whitcomb in Worcester, Massachusetts. Inside is a letter from Carter’s brother, Byron.

No. 1272 Sent from Scott River, California, to Miss Ann Patterson in Freedonia, Virginia.

No. 1273 Sent from Sonora, California, to Leonard Jarvis in Surry, Maine. Inside is a letter from Leonard’s brother, Edward.

No. 1274 Sent from Mountain Wells, California, to Albert Harville in Fairfield, Maine.

No. 1275 Sent from Parks Bar, California, to George Whiting in West Winsted.

Photograph of Forest Home, California, 1930s.

Panel 183

Panel 183

Panel 183

Letters from Stockton, Omega, Angeles Camp, Dry Creek, Oro Fino, San Francisco, and Mendocino.

No. 1300 Sent from Stockton, California, to David Woolsey in Milton, New York.

No. 1301 Sent from Omega, California, to George Pritchard at Market Square in London, England.

No. 1360 Sent from Angeles Camp, California, to Dr. J. S. M Cartney in Allegheny, Pennsylvania.

No. 1361 Sent from Dry Creek, California, to William Munford in Parkman, Ohio.

No. 1362 Sent from Oro Fino, California, to Arond Budelmann in Brinkum, Germany.

No. 1363 Sent to Dr. J. B. W. Pherson in San Francisco, California, by someone else in the city.

No. 1364 Sent from Mendocino, California, to Kate Gilson in East Pittston, Maine.

Photograph of house at Dry Creek, near La Grange, California, 1930s.

Panel 184

Panel 184

Panel 184

Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to forward letters to their destinations. These letters were sent by Adams and Co. Express, Cram Rogers and Co. Express, Crooks Express, and the Langton and Brothers Yuba River Express.

No. 1351 Sent by Adams and Co. Express from Stockton, California to Mr. Martel in San Francisco. Inside is a letter dated January 4, 1852, from Chevalier and Co.

No. 1352 Sent by Adams and Co. Express from Crescent City to A. M. Rosborough in Yreka, California.

No. 1353 Sent by Adams and Co. Express from Mormon Island, California to A. P. Catlin in the Senate Chambers at Benicia. Inside is a letter dated March 10, 1853, from C. Nichols.

No. 1354 Sent by Adams and Co. Express to William Walker in Sacramento, California. Delivered from Jacksonville, Oregon Territory to Yreka by Cram Rogers and then carried by Adams and Co.

No. 1355 Sent to G. C. Whiting in Washington D. C. Delivered by Crooks Express to Yreka where it was delivered east by the U.S. Postal Service.

No. 1356 Sent by Langton and Brothers Yuba River Express to Elias Lyman in White River Junction, Vermont.

Photograph of Pond and Co.’s store in Todd’s Valley, California, 1930s.

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