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Title
Miner's Life - Illustrated
Creator
Chandler, N. A. (1818-1880)
Date Created and/or Issued
1855-07-04
Publication Information
Ella Strong Denison Library
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
N.A. Chandler Gold Rush Era Letters
Rights Information
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Description
Chandler addresses his friends regarding his stay in California as a gold prospector. He writes, "I am bound to stick a while longer." He also wonders why someone named John "would be content to settle in Hartland." He guesses that "there must be some attraction," and states that there are a lot of "Cala [California] widows there perhaps." He also writes about how an Indian tricked his companions and himself and stole from them while they were away from their cloth tent. This letter does not indicate the year, but based on the times that Chandler sent picture sheets home as seen in other letters, a letter from 3 September 1855 mentioning that the last time he saw "L" was in July (which is mentioned in this letter), and the etymology of the phrase "cloth tent", which began to appear in 1854-1855, it is highly probable that this letter was written in 1855.
Type
text
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cng/id/257
Language
English
Subject
California
Gold miners
Gold mines and mining
West (U.S.) History 1848-1860
Pioneers
Correspondence
Hartland (Vt.)
Native American
Time Period
1855-1872
Place
California
Source
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages; Robert B. Honeyman Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Relation
N.A. Chandler California Gold Rush Era Letters - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cng

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