John Sutter

John Sutter Signed Invitation to CA Gold Rush Lecture, 1866

John Sutter Signed Invitation to CA Gold Rush Lecture, 1866

 

1p invitation to a lecture on "The Discovery of Gold in California - its antecedents and results" signed by John Sutter (1803-1880), the man on whose property gold was first discovered in early 1848, as "J.A. Sutter" at bottom. On cream paper with expected folds. Mounting traces verso corresponds to minor damage to the upper left corner recto. Else near fine. 4.75" x 8".

 

In full:

 

"[printed] Complimentary.

 

Washington, April 4, 1866.

 

At the invitation of the Senators, Representatives and others from the Pacific States and Territories, Mr. Edward E. Dunbar will deliver his address on The Discovery of Gold in California--its antecedents and results, at Metzerott Hall, on Friday Evening, 6th inst., at 8 o'clock.

 

The honor of your attendance is requested.

 

[signed] J.A. Sutter

 

[printed] Ladies Expected."

 

John Sutter was a German-born immigrant who established Sutter's Mill, a frontier settlement in the then Spanish-held California Territory. In January 1848, Sutter's business partner, James W. Marshall, discovered gold while expanding the mill's drainage area near Coloma, located upstream from Sutter's Mill, approximately 40 miles northeast of Sacramento. Marshall's discovery of gold on Sutter's property precipitated the 1849 Gold Rush and the subsequent population boom leading to California statehood in 1850.

 

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

 

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