Lot 64: 1850s letter from California Gold Rush prospector in Placerville

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PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:46:09

Lot 64: Author: N/A; Title: Placerville letter by a Gold Rush prospector from Ohio; Place Published: Placerville, CA; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: ca. 1852; Description: C.[Ramsey?] Autograph Letter Signed. [Placerville, Calif.]. Undated, ca. 1852. 2pp. To "Doctor [John] Russell", [Mt.Vernon, Ohio].The writer was a young man from central Ohio, north east of Columbus, who had gone off to the gold fields - apparently as a prospector - staked by Dr. John Russell, of Mt.Vernon, Ohio (a man of great generosity, who, about the time he received this letter, hired as apprentice a handicapped, nearly-blind young woman who became one of the first female Doctors in America.)Complete description available. Please contact pba@pbagalleries.com for more information. Condition: Very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $200-300
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