[Poison Gulch, Ca.]: 1877]. Manuscript map, 8 x 12.5 inches, plus pp. autograph letter on a folded sheet. Previously folded. Very minor wear and light dust soiling. Very good plus. Item #1266
A neat manuscript map and description of the Tiger Quartz Mine in Calaveras County, California. made in 1877. The map shows a basic survey of the site, with a delineation of the lode line, locations of shafts, and out buildings. The title states that the map is a "copy of official plat...for B.H. Livingston by D.K. Boncher, U.S. Mng. Dpt. Sur.," but we locate no copies of a printed version of the present rendering. The accompanying letter, signed by a B. Schlund, details the claim and its surrounding area; the ready availability of quartz and free gold; the extant facilities; the water supply and timber resources. An interesting pair of manuscript promotional pieces for this California mining venture.