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California -- Gold discoveries

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Dudley Emerson Jones Papers

Identifier: MC 1305
Scope and Content Note

Papers of Dudley Emerson Jones and some of his descendants. The collection includes many handwritten or typed accounts of incidents in Dudley E. Jones's life, particularly the gold rush and the Civil War. Included also are letters and photographs.

Dates: 1849-1976

Carl F. Lucky Family Papers

Identifier: MC 561
Scope and Content Note Positive photocopies of family papers of the Carl F. Lucky family were donated to Special Collections by Mrs. Carl Lucky, Sr. (Virginia Wells Lucky), Mrs. Carl Lucky, Jr, (Jane Sanders Lucky), and Mr. Carl Lucky, Jr., of McGehee, Arkansas, 15 November 1985. The original papers are owned by the donors of the photocopies. Most of the material originated with Lucinda G. Barvin of Georgia and was passed on to her daughter, Thereza Jane Garvin, who married the Reverend R. W....
Dates: 1851-1904; 1851-1854

John May Correspondence

Identifier: MS M452 464
Scope and Content Note Collection consists of 22 autograph letters signed from John May to his wife Caroline who lived in Clarksville, Arkansas and later Scotia, Arkansas. Written during the overland expedition of the Clarksville and California Mining Association to California April-October 1849 and during his stay in California October 1849-January 1851. The letters depict the daily life of a man "gone to seek his fortune." Other miscellaneous letters and John May's commission papers in Floyd's Company of...
Dates: 1849-1851; 1849

Overland Trail Journal

Identifier: MC 590
Scope and Content Note

Partial journal (from camp on Bitter Creek, Wyoming, June 26, to California (likely Nevada County) October 1, 1850) written by an unknown man (likely from Illinois) during the gold rush.

Dates: 1850

Zillah Cross Peel Collection

Identifier: MS P344 407
Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous Arkansas-related and other collected material.

Dates: 1836-1878

George Phillips Collection

Identifier: MC 1102
Scope and Content Note

The George Phillips Papers consist of research material pertaining to Lewis Evans.

Dates: circa 1983-1984

John Rankin Pyeatt Letters

Identifier: MS P99
Scope and Content Note The letters, chiefly from Pyeatt to his wife, Elizabeth Buchanan Pyeatt, at home in Cane Hill, Arkansas, pertain to his travels in Alabama, 1948, to his overland expedition to the California gold fields as member of Captain Lewis Evans's Company, 1849, and to his experiences in California, 1849-1850. One letter is from A.B.T. [i.e., Andrew? ] Pyeatt to his mother, Elizabeth Buchanan Pyeatt, 1850. With the exception of Item 8, all letters are written by John R Pyeatt. All are...
Dates: 1848-1850 and undated

Towell Family Papers

Identifier: MC 616
Scope and Content Note

The collection includes letters primarily written by members of the Towell family, Samuel Towell's certificate of registry for land in Clarksville, Arkansas, and one photograph (tintype). The letters pertain to early Arkansas, the Civil War, and the California Gold Rush. The tintype is of Nancy Atkins Towell, wife of Samuel Towell. Samuel and Nancy Towell had three sons: John H., William, and Isaac.

Dates: 1844-1861