O'Farrell, Jasper, 1817-1875

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O'Farrell was appointed Surveyor-General of Alta California in 1843. He is known for surveying and mapping the city of San Francisco. He was also involved in surveying many of the ranchos granted by the Mexican government.

From the description of Jasper O'Farrell papers, 1844-1864. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122332387

Jasper O'Farrell, pioneer California politician and surveyor, was born in Ireland, where he received a degree in civil engineering. In 1841 he joined a surveying expedition to South America and spent a year in Chile before his arrival in San Francisco in 1843. O'Farrell was employed as a surveyor by the Mexican authorities from 1844-46, continued in government service under American rule, and made an official survey of San Francisco in 1847. He later engaged in mining on the Yuba River and in farming, ranching, and surveying in Sonoma County. He was active in politics, and was elected state senator from Sonoma and Mendocino Counties.

From the description of Papers of Jasper O'Farrell, ca. 1845-1924< (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228721067

Jasper O'Farrell of this store is most likely the Jasper O'Farrell who surveyed areas in Northern California, served as a Sonoma Co. representative to the state legislature, and who lived at Freestone in Sonoma County.

From the description of Ledger for Jasper O'Farrell's dry goods store : Sonoma County, Calif., 1855-1877. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 40311154

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creatorOf California. Gobernador (1845-1846 : Pico). Passport for Jasper O'Farrell : Los Angeles, 1846 February 28. California Historical Society
creatorOf O'Farrell, Jasper, 1817-1875. [Map of Ranchos San Jacinto Nuevo y Potrero and San Jacinto Viejo : Calif.]. California Digital Library
creatorOf O'Farrell, Jasper, 1817-1875. [Survey of Benicia, California and vicinity]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Leese, Jacob P. (Jacob Primer), 1809-1892. Jacob P. Leese papers, 1836-1863. California Historical Society
referencedIn Maps of private land grant cases of California, [ca. 1840-ca. 1892] Bancroft Library
referencedIn Jones, Elbert P. Elbert P. Jones real estate papers : San Francisco, California, 1847-1851. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf O'Farrell, Jasper, 1817-1875. Papers of Jasper O'Farrell, ca. 1845-1924< Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf O'Farrell, Jasper, 1817-1875. Jasper O'Farrell papers, 1844-1864. California Historical Society
referencedIn Jacob P. Leese papers, 1837-1862 California Historical Society
creatorOf O'Farrell, Jasper, 1817-1875. Jasper O'Farrell papers, 1846-1860. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Jones, Elbert P. Elbert P. Jones real estate papers : San Francisco, California, 1847-1851. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf O'Farrell, Jasper, 1817-1875. Ledger for Jasper O'Farrell's dry goods store : Sonoma County, Calif., 1855-1877. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Blume, Frederick Gustavus, 1815-1890. Letter to R.A. Thompson : Freestone, Calif. : ALS, 1877 Feb. 22. UC Berkeley Libraries
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associatedWith Black, James, 1806-1870. person
associatedWith Blume, Frederick Gustavus, 1815-1890. person
associatedWith Buckley, Francis, fl. 1859-1861. person
associatedWith California. Gobernador (1845-1846 : Pico) corporateBody
associatedWith Dalton, Henry, 1803-1884. person
associatedWith Hull, E. P. person
associatedWith Jones, Elbert P. person
associatedWith Keys, John, fl. 1866. person
associatedWith Krum, Jeremiah. person
associatedWith Leese, Jacob P. (Jacob Primer), 1809-1892. person
associatedWith McGinty, James. person
associatedWith Norris, Thomas W. (Thomas Wayne). person
associatedWith O'Farrell, Elena, person
associatedWith O'Farrell, George. person
associatedWith Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871. person
associatedWith Thurston, E. F. person
associatedWith United States. District Court (California) corporateBody
associatedWith Van Ness, James, 1817-1872. person
associatedWith Whiteside & Co. corporateBody
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Sonoma County (Calif.)
San Francisco (Calif.)
California
California--Sonoma County
California
California--Sonoma
San Francisco (Calif.)
San Francisco (Calif.)
Benicia (Calif.)
California
Sonoma County (Calif.)
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Cities and towns--Maps
Land tenure
Surveyors--Archives
Dry-goods
Legislators--Archives
Cities and towns--Surveys
Ranches--History--19th century--Sources
Surveyors--Correspondence
Ranches--Maps
Land titles
Ranches--Surveys
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Birth 1817

Death 1875-11-16

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