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California Gold Rush – Lewis B. Rock diary

A woman with three men panning for gold during the California Gold Rush (found on Wikipedia)

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Lewis B. Rock diary (MSS SC 161). This is a handwritten diary of a man involved in the California Gold Rush. In his diary, Rock writes about his voyage by ship from Boston to San Francisco and his subsequent experiences in the gold fields of California in 1850. This is a great item for anyone wanting to do more research on this fascinating period of history in the American West!

For more items on the California Gold Rush found in Special Collections, go to this site.

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