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Archive of letters from a Placer County family 1890s  

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Archive of correspondence from the William Trathen Family and friends, of Dutch Flat, California


Dutch Flat, CA




Archive of approximately 90 handwritten letters in original envelopes, plus a few related items.

Most of the letters are written by Mary Trathen and William Trathen, addressed to their son Albert, who was attending Healds Business College in San Francisco. Subjects include, Dutch Flat town activities, celebrations, accidents, deaths, etc., as well as conversation on politics, mining, U.S. Presidents, etc. A few family photographs and related ephemeral items as well, including a large 7¾x9¼" photo of a young Albert at the controls of a tree-wheeled delivery vehicle of the Union Lithograph Co., San Francisco, c.1900. An interesting archive, well worthy of further scholarship.

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