Rahle Abals settled in California shortly after the Gold Rush.
Collection consists of a letter that Rahle [Pahle?] Abals sent to his brother-in-law, Isidore, from Stockton, California in 1858. Rahle congratulates Isidore on his recent marriage and provides news about businesses in San Francisco, Mokelumne Hill, and Stockton. The original letter is in Yiddish. An English translation is included.