Allow All

Del Norte County Siskiyou County Modoc County Humboldt County Trinity County Shasta County Lassen County Tehama County Plumas County Butte County Mendocino County Glenn County Sierra County Yuba County Lake County Nevada County Colusa County Sutter County Placer County El Dorado County Yolo County Alpine County Sonoma County Napa County Sacramento County Mono County Amador County Solano County Calaveras County Tuolumne County Marin County San Joaquin County Contra Costa County Stanislaus County Alameda County Marin County San Francisco County Mariposa County San Francisco County Madera County San Francisco County San Mateo County Merced County Fresno County Santa Clara County Inyo County Santa Cruz County San Benito County Monterey County Tulare County Kings County San Bernardino County San Luis Obispo County Kern County Santa Barbara County Ventura County Los Angeles County Riverside County Santa Barbara County Santa Barbara County Santa Barbara County Ventura County Orange County Imperial County San Diego County Los Angeles County Ventura County Los Angeles County Los Angeles County
California map

Click for larger image 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)

id #6377
Click for larger image 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.
id #6364
Click for larger image 1907 F.B. Weis Winery Downey Los Angeles Reg 13c Cover to Ludwigsburg Germany 2 Page Letter head with Vineyards San Bernardino County Illustrated on 2 sheets or pages, printer - Los Angeles Litho. Co. Dec. 18 1907 Downey canceled cover with Tied NY Reg. exchange label, fully illustrated back of cover matching illustrations on two letterheads. Output of 1884 10,000 Gallons, Output of 1893 150,000 Gallons. wear and tears at edges of cover. Letter in great condition. L.A. Litho. Co. Bank Bond water mark in paper when held to light. Letter sent to Hugo Luipold at Ludwigsburg Germany sending money for Christmas. Also mentions We are very busy at present straightening out our business, commencing to move and hope to be settled in about 6 weeks.(letter signed) E.M. Weis
id #6331
Click for larger image Overland Via Los Angeles Hand Colored 4 Horse Stage Coach Alleghany Sierra CA Due 10 Cover Sent to Mrs. Lucinda Sprague Weybridge Lower Falls Addison County Vermont. Manuscript at lower Care of S.L. Sprague. Uncancelled 1857 10 cent green affixed at left purportedly to pay due but may not belong. Minor light bend visible at vert. center.
id #6195
Click for larger image 1870s Boston MA C.E Austin Co Bakers of Pilot and Navy Ship Bread Cameo Ad Cover small wear at lower left corner, light color toning same location at back.
id #5985
Click for larger image 1860 George W Kidd Banker Second Of Exchange Miner Tools Illustrated Pay To Jacob Saltgaven Nevada California exchange for 433. dollars Value received and placed account of Fret and Ralston San Francisco as advised to Eugene Kelly ans Co. NY. Rare California Bank. wear and paper chips at edges, small stamp hinge material reinforce at lower center edge at back.
id #5815
Click for larger image 1869 Glidden and Williams Line California Packets Boston to San Francisco 2200 Empty Kegs delivery on Ship Huguenot , Paterson commander. Multi Color printed Freight receipt with crease folds. Measures 5 5/8 X 10 7/8 inches.
id #5659
Click for larger image 1903 Stockton San Joaquin The Del Monte Color Illustrated to land Office Visalia Johnson CC Cover Jan.21 1903 canceled dated cover, Visalia received at back.
id #5346
Click for larger image Chico Oroville Photographer E.A. Kusel Pixley Sisters Broadside Horses Photo CDV photo by E.A Kusel Photographer Oroville & Chico printed at back. A readable broadside at side of building Pixley Sisters.. I was told from a local in the Chico area that this image was called Chico station a Stage Stop , but have no confirmation. Men showing off their prize Horses.
id #5300