George William Burke Papers, 1850-1857 (C3796)

0.16 cubic feet (8 folders)

 Finding Aid

Collection of fifty-eight letters written between June 1850 and March 1857 by George W. Burke of Saline County, MO, to his parents William and Lurany Thornton Burke, brothers and sisters, and grandparents, all of Saline County, describing his journey west and life in the gold-producing area of northern California until his death there in 1857.