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James A. Seaton, California Gold Rush articles

 Collection — Folder: S1797
Identifier: S1797

Scope and Contents

This collection includes copies of a newspaper’s reprint of a diary kept in 1850 by James A. Seaton traveling from Indiana to California to participate in the California Gold Rush. The newspaper only includes excerpts from the diary with minimal annotations. The folder contains 11 documents and the publications from August 1, 1942 until August 6, 1942.


  • 1942


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Literary rights, including copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts. The publisher must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical Note

James A. Seaton lived in Centerville, Indiana until 1850, when he joined a group of other Hoosiers to head to California to take part in the California Gold Rush. During that trip, he kept a diary of his travels and the things that he saw and did during a journey that took several months. Later, in 1942, after his death his diary was sold after his daughter, Cora S. Gilchrist died and excerpts from the diary were published in the Richmond Palladium, the local newspaper for Richmond, Indiana.


Items in the colleciton.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/08/14 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/08/14 by Abby Currier.
James A. Seaton, California Gold Rush articles
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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