Gold Mines and Mining
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The Huff-Nixon family papers consist of correspondence, legal and business papers, reminiscences, clippings, and genealogical materials of five generations of Quaker families in North Carolina and Indiana. Most of the material concerns the families of Samuel Nixon (1781-1865), his son-in-law Daniel Huff (1816-1899), and his son Dr. Oliver Nixon Huff (1852-1937) of Fountain City, Indiana, and Oliver Nixon Huff's wife, Sophia (Bogue) Huff (1866-1931). The oldest material in the Nixon-Huff Papers...
Dates: 1760-1976; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1980
Scope and Contents The collection focuses on Pusey Graves's experiences in the California goldfields from 1850 to 1852. The letters are unusually detailed in their observations about life during the Gold Rush. The Graves Collection consists of a biographical sketch of Pusey Graves by his son, Charles B. Graves, apparently written about 1900; twenty-eight letters written on the overland trail and in California between 1850 and 1852, and an account of a visit to the "spirit room" of Jonathan Koons in Athens...