The collection consists of 36 single-item cataloged letters, 23 of which deal with the Judson Family, while the remaining
13 have to do with the Civil War. In addition, there are 5 letters, 5 bills and receipts, and 1 broadside that deal with the
accidental death of Martin L. Fairbanks in 1866 and the recovery of his body. The bulk of the letters are written by Everitt
Judson to his wife Philuta, while the remaining letters are written between various members of the Judson family. The letters
concerning the accidental death of Martin L. Fairbanks are mostly written by or to his brother-in-law, John Baldwin Judson.
Everitt Judson traveled from New York to San Francisco in 1852 on the schoonerIno to pursue financial gains in California, leaving behind his wife, Philuta. Once there he tried his hand at gold mining and
farming; each produced modest results and allowed him to purchase a ranch on the south fork of the Kern River. Everitt and
Philuta had four children: John Baldwin, E. S., Smith and Mary.
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