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California--Gold discoveries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

John B. Colin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 C70
Scope and Contents Papers of John B. Colin, Richmond, Va., a printer. Correspondents include Elijah Fletcher (release of a deed of trust and trying to procure red ink), Richard H. Toler (difficult business conditions in Lynchburg, Va.), and Maria Shepherd (concern that her [son ?] Samuel will go to the California gold mines). Includes bill for typeface received by Shepherd & Colin.

Davidson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00192
Scope and Contents Originals and copies of papers, 1804-1928, of the Davidson family of Frederick County, Va. Includes correspondence from Samuel Davidson in Sacramento, California to his father, William Davidson and brother David Davidson describing California in the Gold Rush era. The papers also include a deed, 5 April 1773, signed by Thomas Lord Fairfax to Thomas Talbot for land in Frederick County, Va. and genealogical material concerning the Davidson family.

Philip P. Hines Diary and Bible

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00194
Scope and Contents Diary of Philip P. Hines who had a Quartz claim near New Town, California. Dr. Hines visits Rough and Ready and Nevada, California. During 1851, Hines was too ill with pain and bowel problems to work his claim, so worked for one month as a physician in the hospital. The diary tells of his illness, attempts to get money so he can go home, and feelings about the depravity of the town. Dr. Hines states that he prays to God each day to allow him to see his family before he dies. Includes Hines'...