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Title
The Indians are very bad there…
Creator
Chandler, N. A. (1818-1880)
Date Created and/or Issued
1858-08-15
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 writes of a party of Indians who skirmished with a party of overland emigrant prospectors on the way to Vancouver Island gold prospects. Chandler also writes on the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush on Vancouver Island and the difficulty that prospectors face with regard to adequate provisions. Chandler asks if Jane would be willing to allow Lissy to come to California, adding that "she could wash the fishes when she gets a little older" and [he] could cook them. He also mentions that "there [are] lots of little girls here and [they] go to all the balls when they are six years [old] and dance like tops." Notations in pencil on the first page at the top read: “Indians.” Pencil marks highlight certain parts of the text pertaining to the title.
Type
text
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cng/id/138
Language
English
Subject
Gold miners
Gold mines and mining
West (U.S.) History 1848-1860
Pioneers
Correspondence
Nevada County (Calif.)
Fraser Canyon (B.C.)
Time Period
1855-1872
Place
Nevada County (Calif.)
Source
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages; N. A. Chandler Gold Rush Era Letters, D1942.1, box 1, folder 18
Relation
N.A. Chandler California Gold Rush Era Letters - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cng

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