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California Gold Rush Letter – San Francisco January 14th, 1850 – Living Conditions, Religion, Gambling, Murder, Suicide, and “the spoils I may rob from our mother Earth.” – He also wondered about the whereabouts of a party from New York City, led by Artist John W. Audubon, Traveling Overland to California
This letter was written by Lawrence to his brother back in Springfield, Mass. It is 4 long pages in length, written in nice dark ink and easily read. It is one of the finest San Francisco letters we have seen. The California Gold Rush (1848-1855) began in January 1848, when gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill. As news of the discovery spread, some 300,000 people came to California from the rest of the United States and abroad. TAKE TIME TO READ THIS FASCINATING, HISTORIC LETTER.






#W61 - Price $950