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Guide to the James Wilson Marshall Papers, 1885-1888
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Description
Papers relating to Marshall's estate, correspondence.
Background
James Wilson Marshall was born October 8, 1810 at Round Mountain Farm, New Jersey. He arrived in California in 1845 and selected the site for Sutter's Mill at Coloma in May of 1847. Marshall served as superintendent of the mill. He discovered gold at Coloma on January 24, 1848. He was a member of the Bear Flag party and died August 10, 1885.
Restrictions
Please credit California State Library.
Availability
Unrestricted.