Thanks to Worldcat’s new ArchiveGrid search, we now know that this book of letters written by Charles Allen Thackston (son of Benjamin Thackston and Betty Ann Chambers of Prince Edward Co., Va.) is available in San Marino, California. Would love to see it:
Letterbook of Charles A. Thackston, 1852-1853.
Thackston, Charles A., 1824-1899.
1 bound volume, 180 pages.
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Charles A. Thackston (1824-1899) was born in Virginia and in 1852 arrived in San Francisco, where he worked as a commission merchant. Thackston had moved to New York by 1854, the same year that he married Emilie Storm.
Letterbook of outgoing letters sent by San Francisco merchant Charles A. Thackston from May 15, 1852, to February 13, 1853. Most of the correspondence relates to Thackston’s business contacts in New York, and references shipping, power of attorney, and notes on various residents of San Francisco. Some of the correspondence appears to be personal, possibly written to Thackston’s brother. In a bound letterbook labeled “Leonora Thackston, Scrap Book, 1870.”
Thrackston, Charles A., 1824-1899.
San Francisco (Calif.)–History.
HM 75059. The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.