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Collection Reference Number GLC05527.02
From Archive Folder California Gold Rush travel accounts 
Title Caspar to his parents recounting tales of his expedition through Mexico, led by Captain Innes
Date 3 May 1849
Author Caspar (fl. 1849)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Describes his overland route through Mexico and how he was swindled by Captain Innes, the expedition leader who ran out of money and had his charges pay his way. Relays the entire story of Innes' desertion and return to the travelers. Reports that he was elected the guide after Innes left permanently. Discusses the food and customs of the common people.
Subjects Gold Rush  American West  Diet and Nutrition  Latin and South America  Travel  
People Caspar (fl. 1849)  
Place written Guadalajara, Mexico
Theme Industry; Children & Family;
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Caspar may have come from Vermont, as content refers to Burlington.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859