1849 Sacramento 4 Page Gold Rush Letter On Foot Crossing Valley No Water Hot Sun to Yuba River
1849 Sacramento 4 Page Gold Rush Letter 5 month Voyage Have Seen Both Sides of The Elephant Great letter with mention of Arrival in July and the break-up of The NY Group of 3 men pay to travel up river. To Fosters Bar on The Yougah (Yuba) River a distance of 100 miles we paid a teamster to carry three cost $100. We were 9 days on the Road , The nine days we endure can only be imagined , by those who crossed the prairie of 30 miles with nothing to shield from sun rays nor a drop of water to cool. Mention of friend sick from party and the mines. signed Samuel Elder
I send you a small specimen of gold. Included with letter is a family self published 14 page, cyanotype printed pages between two boards (front and back cover) cover titled Elder of Roughan - Ancestry and Descendants of John Elder 1 , who Married Jane Stewart. Includes A December 14 1927 Toronto Canada , 1 page letter dated July 13 1927 by John Elder of Toronto to Charles Elder Binghamton NY to resume the writings of Miss Louise Elder done in 1893 with data of Stewart Elder emigrated to America from Ireland and family ( this letter info most likely the 14 page booklet finished included). Also 1851 letter death of a brother by Jane Gregg. (multiple items or small Archive)
1860 St Charles Clipper Ship Card by Nesbitt Sailing for San Francisco California
circa 1860 , Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved illustration. Sailing card for the vessel in Merchants Express Line of Clipper Ships, the Smallest Vessel Loading Carries only 1300 tons cargo. Some wear at corners. paper adhered at 85 percent of back and small paper label adhered, reads St Charles. Great Condition. Ink lines at St. Charles. 4 1/8 X 6 1/2 inches.