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Henry Perry letters

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-709
Abstract Letters (Jan. 24, 1849-May 28, 1850) written from New York City, Rio de Janeiro, Valparaiso, San Francisco, and Sacramento by Henry Perry to his Bridgeport family (parents Mr. and Mrs. David Perry, sister Emmeline, and brothers Alf, Tom, and Frederick), regarding his experiences en route to San Francisco, his return voyage from Hawaii, and economic and living conditions in gold rush San Francisco and Sacramento.,Of particular interest are accounts of robberies in Sacramento, and pen drawings of...
Dates: 1849-1850

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  • Names: Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) X
  • Subject: Correspondence -- New York (State) -- 1801-1850 X