ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 432
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
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Scope and Contents: The collection consists primarily of correspondence (1850-1891) to Diederick Hein of New Orleans, from his mother in Glückstadt, Germany, and his brother, Johann Heinrich Andreas Hein in Kiel, Germany. The letters contain family news, describe economic and working conditions, and contain references to the writers' desire to immigrate to the United States. In addition, there are letters from Johann Friederich Rebstock, a German miner in California during the Gold Rush. There are also the letters of Anna Elise Sprick (1844-1845) as well as postcards, a document granting power of attorney to Hermann Oalmann, voter registration certificates, and photographs. The contents of the collection are in German and English.