Bicknell, John Dustin, 1838-1911.

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John Dustin Bicknell (1838-1911) established a law firm in Los Angeles in 1872 with John R. McConnell and Joseph M. Rothschild, and in 1876 he formed a partnership with Stephen Mallory White. After White left to take an active part in California politics, Geogre J. Denis became Bicknell's new partner until 1890 when Bicknell joined forces with Walter J. Trask. Seven years later James A. Gibson joined the firm, which became known as Bicknell, Gibson & Trask. In 1903, Bicknell and his partners merged with the Los Angeles law firm of Dunn & Crutcher, which would eventually become known as Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. For many years Bicknell served as counsel for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company working for both Collis Potter Huntington and his nephew, Henry Edwards Huntington. Bicknell specialized in land patent law, was one of the owners of a gold mine near Gorman, California, and had several real estate holdings.

From the description of Papers of John Dustin Bicknell, 1872-1914 (bulk 1887-1897). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122383216

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creatorOf Bicknell, John Dustin, 1838-1911. Papers of John Dustin Bicknell, 1872-1914 (bulk 1887-1897). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Crank, James Filmore, b. 1842. Papers of James Filmore Crank, 1880-1902. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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Relation Name
associatedWith Crank, James Filmore, b. 1842. person
associatedWith Del Valle, Reginaldo F. (Reginaldo Francisco), 1854-1938. person
associatedWith Dusenberry, Warren Newton, 1836-1915. person
associatedWith Gibson, James A., 1852-1922. person
associatedWith Graves, J. A. (Jackson Alpheus), 1852-1933. person
associatedWith Hellman, Isaias W. (Isaias William), 1842-1920. person
associatedWith Herrin, William F. (William Franklin), 1854-1921. person
associatedWith Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900. person
associatedWith Huntington, Henry Edwards, 1850-1927. person
associatedWith James, George Wharton, 1858-1923. person
associatedWith Lowe, T. S. C. (Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt), 1832-1912. person
associatedWith Markham, Henry Harrison, 1859-1941. person
associatedWith Mulholland, William, 1855-1935. person
associatedWith O'Melveny, Henry William, 1859-1941. person
associatedWith Redding, Joseph D. (Joseph Deighn), 1859-1932. person
associatedWith Rindge, Frederick Hastings, 1857-1905. person
associatedWith Rosecrans, William S. (William Starke), 1819-1898. person
associatedWith Sherman, Moses Hazeltine, 1853-1932. person
associatedWith Slauson, James, b. 1865. person
associatedWith Slauson, Jonathan Sayre, 1829-1905. person
associatedWith Southern Pacific Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Strong, Harriet Williams Russell, 1844-1926. person
associatedWith Toll, Charles H. (Charles Hansen), 1850-1901. person
associatedWith Trask, Walter J., 1863-1911. person
associatedWith Ward, Shirley C., b. 1861. person
associatedWith White, Stephen Mallory, 1853-1901. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
California--Los Angeles
California--Los Angeles County
California, Southern
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Gold mines and mining--History--19th century--Sources
Land grants
Real estate investment
Railroads--Right of way
Street-railroads--Law and legislation
Land subdivision
Gold miners--Correspondence
Law firms--History--Sources
Land titles--Registration and transfer
Gold mines and mining--History--20th century--Sources
Railroad stations--History--Sources
Railroad stations
Land titles
Land tenure


Birth 1838

Death 1911

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