Letter to John H. Bell

Letter to John H. Bell

Dates: 1850

Holograph. The letter describes social conditions and experiences in the gold fields of early California. Mentions the use of a "Long Tom".

  • Extent: 1 item (2 p.)
  • Creator: Bell, William
  • Call Number: MSS SC 608
  • 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.
Collection maintained in original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Letter to John H. Bell 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 608; Letter to John H. Bell; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 608, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Fred Rosenstock in 1976.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Fred Rosenstock; 1976.
Subject Terms
California--History--1850-1950; Correspondence; Gold Miners--Biography; Letters; Material Types
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Letter to John H. Bell
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Morgan Crockett
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:33-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

California gold miner.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts