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Title Letters (Some Fragmented) Written by Hubert Burgess to His Mother in England
Author Burgess, William Hubert (c.1825-1893)
Date 28 May 1851 - 29 Nov 1861
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference MS Vault 10
Library / Archive California Historical Society
Collection Name William Hubert Burgess Letters and Miscellany, (Bulk 1851-1899)
Description Letters describing life in California, including wild fires, hunting trips and daily life in mining camps during the gold rush. Includes a small pencil sketches of a cabin, a thank you letter for donations given to the Mechanics Institute, San Francisco and an acquisition letter from the Mercantile Library Association of San Francisco.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Places Butte City, Sierra Nevada, San Francisco, California, United States; London, England
Nationality Mexican
People Burgess, William Hubert
Keywords gold rush, mining, miner, crime, food, emigration, health and sickness, disease, entertainment, death, family, exploitation, injury, sport, shipping, animals, clothing, gold, postal service
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the California Historical Society catalogue.
Language English
Document(s) linked to William Hubert Burgess Biography, Contents and Letter Transcripts
Account of the Experience Will Burgess had While Getting to New York, 1899 (Wreck of the Sloop Yacht "June"), Newspaper Clippings and Miscellaneous Biographical Notes
Notebook Containing Marsh's Manual of Reformed Phonetic Short-hand and Assorted Notes on Mining Camps and Hunting
Notes on Chromo Lithography, Silver Chasing, Drawing, Modelling and Casting and Fragments of 'A Dangerous Crowd'
Sketches Made by H. F. Burgess Showing His Experiences in California
Sketches Made by H. F. Burgess Showing His Experiences in California
Sketches Made by H. F. Burgess Showing His Experiences in California
Notes for "Joaquin's Camp"
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