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James Ross Letter

Identifier: M1960

Scope and Contents

Single letter from James Ross to his brother, Thomas Ross. The letter contains a first hand account of James Ross' experiences while prospecting in "French Gulch" on the Western Slope of Colorado in August 1861. Subjects briefly mentioned include searching for a housekeeper, dangers of pit mining, medical costs and the Mormon blockage of the road to California. A typescript of the letter is included in the file.


  • August 1861


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1 envelope

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Wes Brown, 2008.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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