Item 05-1004 - William Morrison letter

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William Morrison letter

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05-1004

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  • 1853 (Creation)
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    William Morrison

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William Morrison was a gold miner in California. In 1853, he was planning to go to Australia if he could find suitable passage. His brother, James, lived in Dummer Township at that time.

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Fonds was in the custody of Joyce C. Lewis before it was donated to Trent University Archives in 2004.

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Item is a letter dated 22 October 1853 from William Morrison, Placer County, California, to his brother, James Morrison, of Dummer Township, Ontario. The letter is written in a black paper covered booklet dated 1851 with the title "Gregory's Express Pocket Letter Book."

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This item was donated in 2004 by Joyce C. Lewis.

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For related records see: 89-002.

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