1853 Negbaur & Co Miners Letter Book Diamonds Springs El Dorado CA Miners Cabin Ambro Type
1853 Negbaur & Co Miners Letter Book Diamonds Springs CA Writer Wm Pitt Writer of booklet ( 13 pages of manuscript) William Pitt some quotes from letter.. I am now at Diamond Springs to work in the mines forty-five miles from Sacramento. I have been here almost two weeks. I have found some gold. there has been no water to wash with. I am setting here in my log cabin. Gambling House close by here, I have ben in there and see men loose the last cent they had. I have got a little gold dust and will send you a piece. Something to remember me by till I come home. Some of the pages were used to keep track of the letters that were received by his future wife and the letters she sent him.. Condition – General wear to wrappers, wrappers are detached from interior pages, front and rear wrapper panels still attached to each other, but almost detached from each other; interior pages loose with general light wear, some scattered spotting.
Ambrotype half plate size: The Cabin: William is one of the miners in this picture and this is the cabin he mentions in his letter. This cabin would be located near his mine in Diamond Springs. This photo is not in the best condition as it is badly crazed and flaking.
1855 San Francisco California Penny Post
Co., 5 cent blue, un-cancelled, tied by addressing on buff cover to Fitchburg Mass., San Francisco Cal. 30 Jun cds originally tying a 10 cent 1855 Issue that is now missing, this postage stamp did not Originate, cover top edge tear and stain at lower edge, An exceptionally rare on-cover tied example of the California Penny Post Co. 5 cent blue stamp, ex-Knapp; signed Sloane as genuine at back. Cover addressed to Mrs. Sarah Haskell ( Haskel) relative to Penny Post messenger.
Scott No. 34L4