Daniel Gano gold rush scrapbook
Scrapbook (old barrister book) compiled by Daniel Gano, documenting the California Gold Rush (1849-1850), including his son Stephen's journey to the gold fields of California and his subsequent experiences in "the diggings" there. It holds 17 contemporary letters--11 sent home by Stephen, 2 by his cousin Samuel Jones who followed a different route west, and 4 by friends interested in Stephen's fate--as well as 87 pages of pasted-in contemporary news clippings, a hand-colored print depicting "California Gold Diggers" at work in a Sacramento gold field, a broadside addressed "To California Emigrants," and a photographic portrait labeled on verso "Stephen Gano, My Grandfather." In addition, the book contains approx. 51 pages of listings of court cases (1846), arranged by docket number, presumably relating to Daniel's position as county clerk.
- Gano, Daniel, 1794-1873
- 0.2 linear ft. (1 half-size archival box)
- Purchase, 2011. AM 2011-75.
- Daniel Gano was the clerk of the county court at Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1818 till 1856.
- Gano, Stephen, 1819-1903‒Travel‒California
- Gold miners‒California‒19th century‒Correspondence
- Gold mines and mining‒California‒19th century
- Overland journeys to the Pacific
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Princeton University Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. C1398