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Letters, 1852-1857.

Author: Charles Edward Rand
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The letters describe life in San Francisco; political activities, locally and nationally; the Vigilance Committee of 1856; the filibustering expeditions of William Walker and Henry A. Crabb into Sonora; the panic of the banking houses; fires; the murder of James King of William; the many immigrants;the arrival and departure of ships; squatters' rights; the Australian gold rush;trade; and many references to people  Read more...
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Named Person: Alvin Adams; John Bigler; Sam Brannan; David C Broderick; James P Casey; Charles Cora; Henry Alexander Crabb; John L Durkee; Joseph Libbey Folsom; Henry S Foote; John Charles Frémont; William McKendree Gwin; Ogden Hoffman; Sterling A Hopkins; John Neely Johnson; James King; Charles Edward Rand; Edward Rand; George Wallace Rand; John Howard Rand; Thomas Rand; Thomas B Rand; John B Ravel; Elisha Stevens; David Smith Terry; John S Walker; William Walker; Johathan M Warner; Seth H Wetherbee; John Ellis Wool
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Edward Rand
OCLC Number: 702127337
Notes: Three of the letters are written on pictorial letter sheets.
Description: 178 items (in 1 case).

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The letters describe life in San Francisco; political activities, locally and nationally; the Vigilance Committee of 1856; the filibustering expeditions of William Walker and Henry A. Crabb into Sonora; the panic of the banking houses; fires; the murder of James King of William; the many immigrants;the arrival and departure of ships; squatters' rights; the Australian gold rush;trade; and many references to people from Massachusetts. With an ALS from Seth H. Wetherbee to Maj. Thomas Rand, 1856 Sep 4, concerning the upcoming trail of Charles Rand and an ALS from Thomas Rand to his brother Edward, 1856 Oct 19, summarizing the events surrounding the trial.

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