Contents and Arrangement

Photograph, undated

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of a scrapbook (old barrister book) compiled by Daniel Gano, documenting the California Gold Rush (1849-1850), including his son Stephen's journey to the gold fields of California and his subsequent experiences in "the diggings" there. It holds 17 contemporary letters--eleven sent home by Stephen, two by his cousin Samuel Jones who followed a different route west, and four by friends interested in Stephen's fate--as well as 87 pages of pasted-in contemporary news clippings, a hand-colored print depicting "California Gold Diggers" at work in a Sacramento gold field, a broadside addressed "To California Emigrants," and a photographic portrait labeled on verso "Stephen Gano, My Grandfather." In addition, the book contains approx. 51 pages of listings of court cases for 1846, arranged by docket number, presumably relating to Daniel"s position as county clerk.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Photograph; Daniel Gano Gold Rush Scrapbook, C1398, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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