Henry Decamp letter

Henry Decamp letter

Dates: 1850

Holograph letter and typewritten copy. The item was written by Henry Decamp, in Sacramento, California, to his wife, Anne Mariah DeCamp, on 19 Aug. 1850. Henry arrived at the mines of Hang Town on 16 July and worked in the mines there "four days and made from 2 to 9 dollars per day." He later worked "getting timber." Henry expressed sorrow in now receiving a letter from his wife and indicated that he was homesick and wanted to return home soon.

  • Extent: 1 item (2 p.) + 2 leaves
  • Creator: Decamp, Henry
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1070
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Henry Decamp letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 1070; Henry Decamp letter; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1070, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by J. W. Ulmer in 1978.
Acquisition Information
Donated; J. W. Ulmer; 1978.
Subject Terms
Decamp, Henry--Correspondence; Agriculture and Natural Resources; California--History--1846-1850--Sources; Gold mines and mining--California--History--Sources; Hang Town (Calif.)--History--Sources; Mines and Mineral Resources
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Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Decamp (Henry) letter
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-04T16:38-0600
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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts