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[Original Autograph Letter to an Agent of a Potential Buyer for a Mining Property in California, Urging Him to Make up His Mind and Complete the Negotiations Because the Repairs of Machinery Need to Be Done and the Mine Needs to be Pumped before the Winter Rains].
San Francisco: California: 21 September 1872.
[Original Autograph Letter Signed by a Mate on the San Francisco Trade Brig “Ida D. Rogers,” Describing the Ship’s Recent Trade Voyage to Costa Rica, His Salary, a Spaniard Sailor on the Brig “Who did not Know the Bow from the Stern of a Vessel,” Quick Growth of San Francisco, Favorable Conditions for Doctors, His Private Life, Views on Politics and Disapproval of Women Going to Work; the Letter Mentions American President Andrew Johnson, Politician Francis Preston Blair Sr., &c.].
San Francisco: 14 July 1867.
[Original Autograph Letter Signed by George Spurr - a Renowned Forty-Niner and Sacramento Pioneer, then the Owner of a “Tea and Coffee Saloon” on the K Street, Delivering the Latest News about His Correspondent’s Sons and Describing Sacramento’s “Deplorable Condition” during the 1853 Flood: “Streets are Like Swamp & Goods are again Transported in Flat Boats from the Levee to Places of Designation. All Business Matters Seem Suspended & Grim Merchants Count their Future over Hot Stoves & Brandy Smashes…”].
Sacramento City: 30 March 1853.
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[Historically Significant Private Archive Documenting the Experiences of a Gold Prospector during the Kenai Peninsula Gold Rush (1895-98); the Archive Consists of Wiswell’s Pocket “Excelsior” Diary with over 60 Pages of Entries; Two “Notices of Location” for the Claims in the Turnagain Arm Mining District, Two Related Power of Attorney Documents; a Letter to Wiswell Addressed to him at “Hope City, Cook’s Inlet, Alaska;” and a Receipt for His Return Passage to Seattle; All Dated “1896”]
[A Manuscript Journal, Describing Voyages of the Pleasure Yachts “Restless” and “Peerless” in the San Francisco Bay in the 1860s and 1870s, Illustrated with an Ink Drawing Showing Ogden Hunting from the board of “Restless,” and Several Contemporary Newspaper Clippings about “Restless” and “Peerless;” The Journal is Titled:] A Concise and Condensed History of the Goings & Comings & Voyages of the Sloop Yacht "Restless" by a reliable not contraband but highly respectable gentleman slightly tinctured with a fondness for salt water, a piscatorial weakness and the pursuit of ducks under difficulties. The schooner “Peerless” appears upon the surface of events and the water…
[Historically Interesting Original Autograph Letter Written by One of the Earliest Gold Miners in the Stanislaus River Area, Geo Danchy, and Addressed to “Dear Folks,” “Delia,” and “Helen Mary” in Troy (NY), Promising to Bring Back Home “a Lump of Gold as Big as a Piece of Chalk,” Mentioning the “Unforeseen” Problem of Irrigation, and Talking About “Ferocious Attacks of Mosquitoes,” His Daily Menus (“Squirrels, a Sprinkling of Ducks,” Etc), Favorite Newspapers (“The Tribune,” “The Express,” Etc.), Etc.; Also Discussing the Great San Francisco Fire of 1850, the Skyrocketing Rental Prices in the Nearby City of Stockton, Early Anti-Slavery Sentiments Among the Local “Barbarians,” and the Growing Number of American Gold Miners Arriving with “Their Mujeres”].
[Historically Important Document of the American Chinese Trade and Chinese Migration to the US in the 1870s: A Large Purchase Bill for Over Forty Types of Products Ordered by the San Joaquin & Kings River Canal Co from One of the Leading San Francisco-based Importers of Chinese Goods, Tong Wo & Co. Among the Products Purchased for the Chinese Labor Force Are 20 Bottles of Gin, Tobacco, Silk Jackets, Cotton Shoes, Bamboo Brushes, Pills, Shrimps, Etc.].
海外異聞 [Kaigai Ibun - Ichi Mei Amerika Shinwa: A Strange Tale from Overseas, or a New Account of America]
Tokyo: Seifuen Juō, Kaei kōin, .
[Album with 35 Original Photographs, Including 32 Gelatin Silver Photos of Chile, Showing Valparaiso, Santiago, Lota, Corral, Maule River Railway Bridge, Llay Llay Railway Station, Salto del Laja Waterfall, Baños de Caugnene, Selkirk’s Cave on Juan Fernandez Island, Portraits of Mapuche Cacique Juan Catrileo Colipi, Chilean Market Vendors, Peasants, a Shepherd, &c; With Three Albumen Photos of Rio de Janeiro (two signed by Marc Ferrez in negative)]
[Interesting Content Rich Autograph Letter Signed to His Wife with a Description of Temples and Other Antiquities of Athens, Including the Acropolis, the Prison where Socrates was Sentenced to Death, the “Bema” or pulpit “where Demosthenes and other orators went to address the people," Hill of Areopagus, Temple of Hephaestus, Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, Temple of Jupiter Olympus, Tower of the Winds, and Others].
Athens: 6 December 1851.
[Autograph Letter Signed to the Secretaries of the American Home Missionary Society, Reporting on his Attempt to Establish a Church in Western Texas, and Talking about his Visits to Indian Point, Victoria, De Witt County, Gonzales, Seguin, and New Braunfels, and high Prices for food in Western Texas, &c.].
Near Sequin, Guadalupe Co., Texas: 5 March 1848.
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