Guide to the Letters of Daniel Dustin, 1850 - 1857Manuscript MS-1146

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Guide to the Letters of Daniel Dustin, 1850 - 1857

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1146

Collection Dates:

1850 - 1857

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)


Daniel Dustin (1820-1892). Physician and Gold Miner. Letters home to his brother from Panama and California describing travels, gold mining and California politics.

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Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

Contains six letters from Dustin to his brother in Vermont discussing California politics, the political influence in California of the Vigilance Committees, earthquakes, gold mining in California, and his trip across the Panamanian isthmus. Dustin took part in the California gold rush of 1849-1855.


Daniel Dustin (1820-1892). Dartmouth Medical School, 1847. Physician and gold miner. Elected in 1855 as a member to the 16th District of the California State Assembly from the Know Nothing party.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Correspondence, 1850-1857

Correspondence from Panama and California

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Box: 1, Dates: 1850-1857

Contains correspondence from Dustin describing his travels, gold mining and politics in California.

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Box Contents

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