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Title Family Correspondence
Reference MS 61, folder 2
Library California Historical Society
Collection Edward G H Anthony Letters: 1848-1853
Date 1849-1853
Author / Creator Anthony, Edward G H
Description Letters from or concerning Edward G H Anthony, a Gold Rush forty-niner who sailed aboard the bark Susan as a member of the New York and California Aurelian Company. They describe the voyage and, subsequent to arriving in San Francisco, they describe health, economic, and social conditions there. They also include news of the death of Anthony's cousin, John Holland Chance, in December 1849.

The remainder of the letters consist of letters written by and to family members and friends, pertaining to Anthony's death of dysentery in January 1850.

Document Type Correspondence, Manuscript
Theme(s) Travel and Tourism; Exploration and Discovery; Health and Welfare; Social Life; Trade and Commerce; The Natural World
Keywords economy, climate, culture, geography, health, disease, death, company, commerce, office, firm, voyage, gold, mining, Gold Rush, correspondence, letter, family, travel, business, pioneer, forty-niner
Countries USA
Places California; Cincinnati; Sacramento
Ports New York, USA; San Francisco, USA; Nantucket, USA
Company New York and California Aurelian Company
Additional Information Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the California Historical Society's North Baker Research Library catalogue.
Copyright California Historical Society