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Title George Sneddon Letters on the California Gold Rush
Author Sneddon, George
Date 9 Apr 1849 - 7 May 1852
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference D/B/105/C
Library / Archive National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives & Library
Description Five letters from George Sneddon regarding his travels and death. The letters detail his life in San Francisco and the California Gold Fields. His wife and family remained in Liverpool, he was unhappy in San Francisco and suffered ill health. He travelled to Honolulu to recuperate and eventually died there. Some further letters involve the settlement of his estate.
Theme(s) Onward Travel; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Places Liverpool, England; San Francisco, California, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Nationality English
Keywords emigration, gold rush, death, health and sickness
Language English
Copyright National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives & Library