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Click for larger image 1861 Sonora Toulumne Rangers Stage Stables Fire Burns Town Stone Family Gold Dollar Enclosed 4 page letter signed by Sister Molsie addressed to Edwin Curtis Hinsdale Mass. A very interesting newsy letter about the locals and the writer had enclosed a Gold dollar with this letter. John Currie - He went in the Cavalry Company from here, the Company is called The Tuolumne Rangers , 2 Fires this Summer. Susan Strenchan has married a Mr Stone of Jamestown a year ago last spring and just before the great fire they bought a house here in Sonora on Washington St. almost opposite of where the fire originated. Cover canceled Sonora Oct. 28 1861 10c overland rate to Mass. cover reduced at left edge. Great Historical Letter. EX Chandler
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Click for larger image 1869 Tehama California 5p Letter Geo Eastman Talk Mother Out of Ranch $15,000 Pacific Railroad does not seem to have helped us here at all, on the contrary times are harder here now than ever, One of our richest citizens a Frenchman Abell Guy has called in all his money and taken it to France where interest is only 2 1.2 pr ct pr annum. Oct 4 1869 canceled cover with uneven reduced right edge. Talk of goods cheaper to have shipped on Railroad from east , than produced in California. 5 page letter signed Geo. ( George ) L. Eastman. Ex Chandler
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Click for larger image 1864 Sacramento City CA Leaf Cancel #65 4p Letter To Friend to Paris Missouri 3 Photographs Letter signed Billie to Eliza, 4 page letter with mention of Mc Clellan is Gaining strength every day. Dispatch today stating that apart of Prices forces are north of the River and have possession of Macon City and i guess they will have Paris pretty soon. I hope none of my brothers will take any part in the troubles. (Some history of mention in this letter - Major General Sterling Prices unsuccessful cavalry raid of September and October 1864, the largest Confederate cavalry raid of the war, sought to capture St. Louis and recover Missouri for the Confederacy) EX Chandler
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Click for larger image 1853 Sacramento City 3p Miner Ney Boys Cabin Prarie City Mother Ross at Hoboken Stampless folded letter with mention of two Ghost towns and names of people living in the towns. Letter addressed to Mr. Peter Shaver Belair Belmont Co. Ohio, Letter date lined Dear Brother. Mentions writing a letter to mother and directing to Hoboken in the care of Mrs. Agnes Ross. EX Chandler
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Click for larger image 1879 Imusdale Monetery California Manuscript Postmark to Merchants Exchange San Francisco Cover Partial San Francisco received dated June 7. To George Treat. Cover reduced at left edge. Years of Post Office Operations 1875-1902 .
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