Lot 59 of 517:
Miner's Life - Illustrated letter sheet with manuscript letter, 1855  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,440
Estimate:
$1,500 - $2,000

Title:
Miner's Life - Illustrated

Author:

Place:
Sacramento

Publisher:
Barber and Baker

Date:
1855

Description:

4 pp. Pictorial letter sheet, on blue paper. With 13 wood engravings, 2 pp. signed manuscript letter. 28x22.5 cm (11x8½"), folded.

Pictorial letter sheet featuring 13 captioned wood engravings showing the daily life of a miner on a blue folded letter sheet. With the text of The Honest Miners Songs at center, with two page manuscript letter from a Frank Lewis to his mother, datelined May 5th 1855.

"I dont drink or Gamble, Times are hard here wages are Three Dollars per day, so id rather work for myself...I am mining on Green Horn Creek about two miles from Yreka, I shall stay here till i make my pile at least try hard, This is wone of the best creek for mining in the upper country.Mentions going from one place to another, I had stop at Downieville.Note to sister, I send you this song, so you can sing it to me when I go Home."


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Condition:
original folds; light wear with some toning and foxing; very good.


 
Item number:
298982
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