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Francis Trowbridge Sherman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS-5282
Abstract Correspondence of Francis Trowbridge Sherman of Chicago, and his traveling companion, Henry A. Ballentine, documenting their travel overland to the California gold fields and experiences there, 1849-1850. Also photocopies of a few of Sherman's (colonel 88th Illinois Infantry) letters regarding the Civil War and his Chicago business, business and family correspondence of father F.C. Sherman, family records, and newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1849-1894

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

Nathan Kendall and Abby J. Reed Kendall papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Kendall-Reed
Abstract Correspondence, writings, documents of Nathan Kendall and wife Abby J. Reed Kendall of Massachusetts, Indiana and Illinois, including many letters to each other before and after marriage in 1857, as well as numerous letters to and from members of their families, friends and former students. Some correspondence and documents concern travel to California begun in 1849.
Dates: 1842-1912

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California, Northern -- Description and travel 2
Manuscripts, American 2
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 2
Alabama -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources 1
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Business enterprises -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
California -- Gold discoveries -- Sources 1
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Chronically ill -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Clerks -- California -- Sacramento -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Correspondence -- California, Northern -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- New York (State) -- 1801-1850 1
Correspondence -- Northeastern States -- 1801-1850 1
Correspondence -- Northeastern States -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- Northeastern States -- 1901-1950 1
Correspondence -- South America -- 1801-1850 1
Correspondence -- Southern States -- 1851-1900 1
Courtship -- Northeastern States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Diaries -- Lakes States -- 1851-1900 1
Diaries -- Lakes States -- 1901-1950 1
Domestic relations -- Northeastern States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Families -- Connecticut -- Bridgeport -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Families -- Northeastern States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Farm life -- Lakes States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- Sources 1
Gold miners -- California -- Correspondence 1
Gold miners -- California, Northern -- Correspondence 1
Gold mines and mining -- California, Northern -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Hawaii -- Description and travel 1
Husband and wife -- Lakes States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
LaPorte (Ind.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Manuscripts, American -- California 1
Manuscripts, American -- Northeastern States 1
Merchants -- California -- Sacramento -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Migration, Internal -- Northeastern States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Panama, Isthmus of (Panama) -- Description and travel 1
Parent and child -- Illinois -- Correspondence 1
Pen drawing, American -- 19th century 1
Pioneers -- California, Northern -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- Description and travel 1
Soldiers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Correspondence 1
Stones River, Battle of, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1862-1863 1
Teacher-student relationships -- Northeastern States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources 1
Travel literature -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro -- 1801-1850 1
Travel literature -- California, Northern -- 1801-1850 1
Travel literature -- Hawaii -- 1801-1850 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
Voyages to the Pacific coast 1
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel 1
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Ballentine, Henry A. 1
Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) 1
Kendall family 1
Kendall, Abby J. 1
Kendall, Nathan R. 1