3 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) California--Discovery and exploration.

  1. C. Hart Merriam papers, 1864-1938

    5,000 items. 71 containers plus 1 oversize. 28.5 linear feet. 10 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naturalist, zoologist, and ethnologist. Correspondence, writings, journals, bibliographies, maps, and other papers. Includes journals of scientific expeditions and compilations of Indian vocabularies, with accompanying large-scale maps showing the distribution of all known Indian tribes in California and Nevada, as well as notes relating to the Adirondack Mountains and files pertaining to other sites and regions in the United States and abroad. Contains subject material relating to the Bering Sea Tribunal of Arbitration and the Harriman Alaska Expedition.

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  2. California Gold Rush collection, 1849-1900

    30 items. 1 container. .2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, travel journal, and typescripts of notes by various authors who participated in the California Gold Rush.

  3. Sir Thomas Phillipps collection, circa 1400-1857

    1,100 items. 63 containers plus 1 oversize. 13.3 linear feet. 10 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Manuscript materials relating chiefly to various aspects of the colonial history of British North America and the West Indies. Formerly a part of Bibliotheca Phillippica, a library of manuscripts and printed books compiled by Sir Thomas Phillipps. Of particular note are papers relating to the Board of Trade and Sir William Blathwayt; letterbooks of George Macartney while governor of the Caribbean Islands; English and Italian genealogical material; papers of Jean Louis Berlandier relating to his surveys of the United States-Mexican border and to his various explorations in Mexico, Lower California, and Texas; English court records and reports; and miscellaneous papers of various colonies in British North America.