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Thomas Jefferson Oxley letters

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-folio-Graff-3151

Abstract

Thomas J. Oxley, after 1855, became heavily involved in California politics. He was a Whig and later a Know-nothing leader and a member of the state legislature. In 1857, he joined Henry A. Crabb in the ill-fated filibustering expedition into Sonora as surgeon-general. He was among those who lost their lives before the Mexican firing squads at Caborca. Oxley's letters to his family describe his overland journey to California, his difficulties and delights of living in California and the details of operating a medical practice, particularly in Columbia, California.

Dates

  • 1850-1853

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Thomas J. Oxley, after 1855, became heavily involved in California politics. He was a Whig and later a Know-nothing leader and a member of the state legislature. In 1857, he joined Henry A. Crabb in the ill-fated filibustering expedition into Sonora as surgeon-general. He was among those who lost their lives before the Mexican firing squads at Caborca.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English