Biography and History

Daniel Wadsworth Coit, originally of Norwich, Connecticuit, was a banker who moved to California following the 1849 gold rush to buy and sell gold dust. Coit was also an amateur artist, producing some of the earliest depictions of San Franscisco.

Source: From the finding aid for C0662

  • Daniel Wadsworth Coit Letters. 1819-1851 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0662

    Consists primarily of photostatic copies of the letters (1815-1828, 1844-1851) by American banker Daniel Wadsworth Coit to his family in Connecticut--from Lima, Peru, and various cities in Europe, and from the Western United States, Mexico, and San Francisco, California.