James Ross Letter
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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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Wes Brown, 2008.
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.
- Frontier and pioneer life -- Colorado -- 1861. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Gold mines and mining -- Colorado -- 1861. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- James Ross -- Archives.
- Letters (correspondence) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Mormon Church -- History -- 1861. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Western Slope (Colo.) -- History -- 1861. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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