Jacob Peter Engle letters

Jacob Peter Engle letters

Dates: 1853

Typed transcript of letters written by Engle while voyaging to California in 1853. The letters are addressed to family members and describe Engles' voyage by sea to Panama, the crossing of the isthmus there, his voyage by sea to California, and life in San Francisco and the nearby mining communities.

  • Extent: 4 items (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Engle, Jacob Pete
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1363
  • 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 SC 1363; Jacob Peter Engle letters; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1363, LTPSC.
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California--History--1850-1950; Correspondence; Material Types; Panama--Description and travel; Voyages to the Pacific coast--History
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Engle (Jacob Peter) letters
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Finding aid prepared by Patsy Shin Hernandez
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-09T04:08-0700
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Biographical History

American who traveled from New York to San Francisco by sea to work in the California gold fields.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts