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Title [Autograph letter signed, addressed to R.M. Sherman of San Francisco]
Author Reading, Pierson Barton
Date 1847
Document Type Correspondence
Names Sutter, John
Region California
Places San Francisco
Keywords homesteader, settlement, construction
Theme Homesteaders, Overland Travel and Early Settlements; Mining and the Gold Rush
Additional Information From the Colton Storm catalogue: "Order for tools in preparation for building Sutter's Mill, where California's gold was discovered in January 1848. Reading was willing to hold himself responsible for payment of the tools. A list of the required tools follows the letter and is signed by Reading. Reading was the founder of the famous Reading Diggings. His memoirs appear in the Quarterly of the Society of California Pioneers, Volume VII, No. 3, September, 1930. He crossed the plains in 1843. R. M. Sherman is listed in Kimball's San Francisco Directory for 1850 as a Horse keeper."
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 3433
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue