William Coruth letters

William Coruth letters

Dates: 1854-1861

Handwritten and signed letters addressed to family members. Coruth writes about his mining activities in Merced County, California, and about family matters. William forcefully admonishes his son, Robert, not to enlist in the army at the outset of the American Civil War. He also advises Robert not to come to California because of low wages and harsh living conditions.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.02 linear ft.) : 18 p.
  • Creator: Coruth, William
  • Call Number: MSS 861
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Initial citation: MSS 861; William Coruth letters; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 861, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Coruth, William--Correspondence; Agriculture and Natural Resources; California--History--1850-1950; Gold mines and mining--California--History; Merced County (Calif.)--History; Miners--California--Correspondence; Mines and Mineral Resources
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Coruth (William) letters
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-18T04:22-0600
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Gold miner in California.

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