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Guide to the Abraham Darlington papers, 1846-1912
BANC MSS C-B 891  
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Description
Correspondence; diaries, 1852-1912; accounts, 1852-1890, relating mainly to farming and shopkeeping in El Dorado Co.

Include letters from James Patterson, John Dougherty and others re soapstone business and one letter from A.A. Sargent.
Background
On Aug. 20, 1850 Abraham Darlington came to Hangtown, California. He later purchased a ranch in this area, about one and one-half miles from the town of Weber on Weber Creek. Here he grew melons, tomatoes, planted fruit trees, started a vineyard, raised horses and other livestock. He operated a store, first at his ranch, later in Placerville, catering to the needs of miners. He also mined soapstone from a quarry on his ranch.
Extent
Number of Containers: 1 box, 105 v. in 5 cartons
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must be also obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.