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Title Letter [manuscript]: Wolf Creek, Sierra Co., Cal[if.], to Lute [Eaton], 1855 Dec. 2
Author Eaton, N. A. A.
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Dec. 2, 1855, letter from gold-seeker N. A. A. Eaton on Wolf Creek in Sierra County, California, to his brother, Lute, probably in New Hampshire or Massachusetts. In the letter, written on a printed 1854 lettersheet containing "Hutching’s California scenes. The California Indians" on p. [4], Eaton comments on the continual movements of his brothers and sisters and the possibility of a family reunion; his efforts to make money mining; the excellent prospects for farming in the California valleys; and his future plans -- either settling on the California coast or returning to New Hampshire. Eaton also notes that he has seen many Indians since his arrival and mentions Indian wars occurring in Oregon and California.
Names Eaton, Lute
Places Wolf Creek, Sierra County, California, Oregon, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Keywords mining, war, hostility, gold, family life, migrant, farming, white settlers, pioneer
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area California, Great Basin, Plateau, Northwest Coast
Additional Information Eaton was a Sierra County, Calif., gold miner.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 3066
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue