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2007-0442a. Front -- 2002-0442bl. Verso. PRINTS: LETTERSHEETS: WINTER IN THE MINES Manuscript letter from a gold miner to his wife written on the verso of a California Pictorial Lettersheet called "Winter in the Mines", illustrated by Charles Nahl. The lettersheet contains seven illustrations and explanatory lines of verse beneath each one. The illustrations show miners working in the rain -- a barroom scene -- two miners and a stubborn mule -- miners eating around a cabin fire -- a dejected miner in the snow, money gone -- a miner and his wife lost in the snow -- a dead miner, his dog howling over him. The miner's letter was dated September 30, 1859. Written by C.L. West from Jackson's Claim, Butte County, the letter sends details of his life including the hardships faced by miners, the high prices for goods, the local weather, and his loneliness.
Pictorial works. Nonprojected graphic
1 print : lithograph ; 15 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.
Gold miners--California--Butte County Women--California Winter--California Butte County (Calif.)--Pictorial works Prints Pictorial lettersheets