Augustus Britten diaries and letter

Augustus Britten diaries and letter

Dates: 1854-1855

Three holograph diaries containing brief accounts of the weather, mining activities in Nevada and daily life in Sacramento and Placerville, California. Also includes a pictorial letter dated 1854 October 29, Sacramento, California to his sister Caroline G. (Britten) containing accounts of teaching and church experiences.

  • Extent: 4 items (750p.)(0.58 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Britten, Augustus
  • Call Number: MSS SC 142
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Augustus Britten diaries and 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 142; Augustus Britten diaries and letter; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 142, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Fred A. Rosenstock; 1974.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Fred A. Rosenstock; 1974.
Subject Terms
City and Town Life; Gold mines and mining--Nevada; Placerville (Calif.)--History; Ragtown (Nev.); Sacramento (Calif.)--History; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Diaries; Letters
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Britten (Augustus) diaries and letter
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-12T04:10-0700
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Music teacher.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts