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Identifier: SC 00620
Scope and Contents
This collection contains twelve letters written by John C. Cabaniss, a proprietor of the Folsom Street coal yards in San Francisco, California to his mother, Mrs. Nancy Hill [Nancy Sink Cabaniss Hill] in Franklin County, Virginia. Cabaniss moved to San Francisco during the Gold Rush. Most of his letters mention that he is coming home soon, is in good health and the business is doing well. For a time, a friend from home, Moses G. Noble, lives with him. The letters also mention the...
- Subject: Slavery--Virginia--19th century
- Names: Hill, Nancy Sink Cabaniss, 1785-1868