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Daingerfield Family Papers

Identifier: SC 00246

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Transcript of an obituary written for Allen Daingerfield by Washington Parke Custis, published in the Alexandria Gazette in 1821.  Allen Daingerfield was born in 1770 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia and died 1821 in Prince George County, Maryland.

Letters from Leroy Parker Daingerfield and William Parker Daingerfield to their parents, brother Richard and sisters, Juliet and Sarah, in Bath County, Virginia.  An 1850 letter was written in Harper’s Ferry, Virginia about visiting relatives in Winchester, Virginia and Staunton, Virginia.  The 1851 and 1852 letters tell of experiences going to San Francisco by ship, then gold mining along the Stanislaus River.  Leroy is a miner and his letters give much detail about the mining process and business. William is a lawyer.  They both appear to be successful and send money home to Virginia to help their family.  By June 1852, Leroy's return address is "Daingerfield Ranch in Sacramento Valley."  Some letters have scotch tape on them.  1850-1852.


  • Creation: 1850-1852


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Daingerfield Papers, 1833-1930 Mss. 39.2 D14

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