Box Shared MSS 79

 Container

Contains 31 Results:

To Family from Oscar and Alonzo, July 18, 1861

 File — Box: Shared MSS 79, Folder: 4
Identifier: 87_11_1
Description Oscar begins the letter; he wants to know why they haven't received any mail since January. Lon [Alonzo] has become a carpenter for $6.00 per day; together they've built a house. The 4th of July celebration is described; Governor Nye was inaugurated July 17 with a big party and much drinking. Desperado Sam Brown's death is described and mention made of the many murders each week. Alonzo continues the letter with more requests for mail from home. Mining is good, prices of claims high; they...
Dates: July 18, 1861

To Father and Mother from Alonzo. Gold Hill, January 9, 1862

 File — Box: Shared MSS 79, Folder: 4
Identifier: 87_11_1
Description Alonzo just returned from Steam Boat Springs. He isn't sorry that Wallace [his brother] enlisted in the 16th Michigan Volunteers; he would have done the same, and he thinks Wallace will survive. Alonzo has been working at the Springs and describes them. Business is slow and the greater part of Gold Hill Mine caved in due to heavy rain. Nevada weather is described, as are the prices of many goods. Alonzo is looking for ground in the Belvedere Mining Company; he discusses the cost of mining...
Dates: January 9, 1862

To Brother [Oscar] from Mary [his sister]. Saginaw, November 4, 1862

 File — Box: Shared MSS 79, Folder: 4
Identifier: 87_11_1
Description

Mary talks about Wallace in the war and their fear that if Oscar comes home he too will enlist in the war.

Dates: November 4, 1862

To Oscar from Mary. [Saginaw], August 26, 1863

 File — Box: Shared MSS 79, Folder: 4
Identifier: 87-11_1
Description

Mary's mother begins the letter, discussing their daily activities. Mary continues, discussing Oscar's letter from Fort Bridger, also the effect of Wallace's death on all who knew him. Mary mentions the girl next door, Ida Groulis [spelling?] who has been exchanging letters with Oscar. Mary's writes about her children and all the building going on in Saginaw. She ends by begging Oscar to take care of himself.

Dates: August 26, 1863

To Oscar from Father [E. Jewett], October 5, 1863

 File — Box: Shared MSS 79, Folder: 4
Identifier: 87_11_1
Description

Father begins by mentioning Oscar's letter; he asks Oscar to keep himself out of danger, Oscar's mother took the news of his enlistment "sorrowfully." He thanks Oscar for the $400.00 he sent. Father discusses building activity and the school that Caroline Wiekham will start. Oscar writes that Alonzo may come home next summer, Father prays that he will. Mother wants to write but her heart is too full of grief. Sister Mollie closes the letter with "God speed you."

Dates: October 5, 1863

To Father from Alonzo. Gold Hill, November 12, 1863

 File — Box: Shared MSS 79, Folder: 4
Identifier: 87_11_1
Description Alonzo consoles his parents over Oscar's enlistment, stating that this is different from active service; besides, their mining prospects didn't look good at the time he entered the service. Oscar was half crazy at the news of Wallace's death and enlisted as a lieutenant the next day (after turning down a Captain's rank the week before). Alonzo is now superintendent of the Genosse Mine and Carson mine, each paying $6.00 per week. As secretary of the Jewett & Shepherd Company he receives...
Dates: November 12, 1863

To Father from Alonzo. Gold Hill, December 31, 1863

 File — Box: Shared MSS 79, Folder: 4
Identifier: 87_11_1
Description

Oscar was there on his way to Smoke Creek to take command of a military post at Honey Lake Valley. Alonzo comments on how revered Oscar is as a leader. Oscar won't be back for 6 months, Alonzo gives his father the address. Alonzo is busying "supering" 3 mines. He describes shaft materials and his duties as superintendent. Alonzo gives his opinion of Artemis Ward [not good]. If they need money, let Alonzo know and he will send them something.

Dates: December 31, 1863

To Father and Mother from Alonzo. Silver City, July 17, 1864

 File — Box: Shared MSS 79, Folder: 4
Identifier: 87_11_1
Description Alonzo moved to Silver City and has leased a mine for 6 months. He describes mine operations, costs, profits, and yields. He gets letters from Oscar at Honey Lake every few days; Oscar's resignation would not be accepted now but he would go home if he could. The last three months there was a huge mining stock crash; stocks formerly selling for $40 now sell for $5.00. Alonzo describes his loss. Alonzo now takes care of all Oscar's interests and shares any profits. If the mine pays now he'll...
Dates: July 17, 1864

To Oscar from Alonzo. Virginia City, September 17, 1865

 File — Box: Shared MSS 79, Folder: 4
Identifier: 87_11_1
Description Things have been rough for the last year and a half with very little profit. Oscar has been promoted to Captain of Company F. Is he coming to Virginia City? Alonzo has been to San Francisco this summer for four weeks in June and July. The Jewett Mine is nearly done in - no ledge found. Alonzo is wild-cat mining east of Gold Hill at the head of Wizer Ravine at the National mine, of which he owns 1/3. He hasn't written home in a year nor received any mail. In a post script he mentions that...
Dates: September 17, 1865

To Capt. Oscar Jewett from Alonzo. Virginia City, November 21, 1865

 File — Box: Shared MSS 79, Folder: 4
Identifier: 87_11_1
Description Alonzo asks why Oscar doesn't write; he's written to Camp Douglas and Fort Laramie. Report came that Oscar was killed, then later that he was only injured. A Mr. Young from Ft. Douglas said Oscar was wounded 3 times; Alonzo pleads for Oscar to write soon and explain the campaign. All of the Ft. Churchill volunteers were mustered out and Virginia City is full of them. Alonzo has been sick for 2 months; he went to San Francisco twice this summer. He now owns 1/3 of the National mine but it's...
Dates: November 21, 1865