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May 18, 2016 12:00PM - May 26, 2016 3:00PMCalender
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Keeler, Julius Melathene (1825-1890) Archive of Family Photographs and Letters.

$492$400
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2891T Location: Boston Date / Time: May 18, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Keeler, Julius Melathene (1825-1890) Archive of Family Photographs and Letters. Including a cabinet photograph of Keeler; another of what may be a mining site, and a hieroglyphic rock; a hand-colored photo of his daughter, Jessie Keeler; and dozens of letters by Keeler family members; housed in a three-ring binder.
Keeler, who founded the California town that bears his name, was caught up in the Gold Rush of 1849; he was involved in marble quarrying in Inyo County, and other pursuits; his daughter Jessie Maud Keeler (1864-1950) married Chester Whitin Lassell (1861-1932); Hildegarde Lasell Watson was their daughter.
Estimate $300-500


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Keywords

Jessie Keeler, Jessie Maud Keeler, Chester Whitin Lassell, Hildegarde Lasell Watson, Julius Melathene