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The Piatt Family Letters digital collection contains correspondence dating from 1855 to 1877. The majority are letters to William Piatt from his brother Richard Piatt written from California. The collection also includes letters to William by his younger brothers and other family members. The letters relate day-to-day activities of life in the middle part of the nineteenth century, and some financial and general family documents are included in the collection. The letters provide information on early California history, the cattle trade, and some description of traveling the western United States including Kansas.
Finding Aid to Piatt Family Letters