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Francis Kip Letters

Francis Kip Letters

Collection Number: 
9
Collection Length: 
1.25ft
Period: 
1852 to 1963
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Francis (Frank) Everington Kip was born October 10, 1835 in Watertown, New York. Frank was one of the many men to go to California in search of gold (1852-1856). Frank Kip joined the 11th New York Cavalry and was killed (April 18, 1865) during the last few days of the Civil War in Germantown. The collection consists primarily of correspondence between Frank Kip and his family while he was in California searching for gold. Also included are deeds, wills, abstracts, photographs, a diary, and genealogical information on the Kip family (Hendrik, Albert P., Henry deValcourt, and Benjamin).