Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858

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Thomas O. Larkin (1802-1858) was a merchant who settled in Monterey, California, who later became U.S. consul (1844-48) and served as a delegate to the California Constitutional Convention in 1849.

From the description of Letter from Thomas Oliver Larkin to Job Francis Dye and party, 1845 Aug. 10. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122499643

Thomas O. Larkin, early California pioneer, arrived in California in 1832. Became successful merchant, financier and land developer. In 1844, applied to Governor Micheltorena for naturalization of his three children, and for land grant in their names. Received a grant of land on west bank of Sacramento River. Known as Children's Rancho, Larkin's Rancho or Upper Farm.

From the description of Expediente promovido por los hijos de Dn. Tomas O. Larkin, 417, 1860 Oct. 20. (California State Library). WorldCat record id: 58944502

Larkin was a Calif. pioneer merchant and landowner.

From the description of Thomas O. Larkin miscellany, 1851-1861. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122353938

Born in Massachusetts in 1802, Thomas O. Larkin came to California in 1832. There he established a retail store and traded successfully with Mexico and the Hawaiian islands. He served as U.S. consul at Monterey from 1844 to 1848, and he worked as a confidential agent of the U.S. State Department in promoting the independence of California from Mexico. He was a delegate to the California constitutional convention of 1849, a property owner in San Francisco, and a founder of the city of Benecia, Calif.

From the description of Thomas O. Larkin papers, 1822-1858. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122640326

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referencedIn Langum, David J., 1940-. Papers, 1974-2001. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Thomas O. Larkin papers, 1839-1856 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858. Thomas O. Larkin papers, 1831-1859. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Thomas Oliver Larkin Account Books, 1827-1858 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Cooper, Juan Bautista Rogers, 1791-1872. Documentos para la historia de California : Alviso family papers, 1817-1850. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Hittell, John S. (John Shertzer), 1825-1901,. Papeles históricos de 1846. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Leidesdorff, William A. (William Alexander), 1810-1848. Papers of William A. Leidesdorff, 1840-1867. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Jacob P. Leese papers, 1837-1862 California Historical Society
creatorOf Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858. Letter to José Castro : Monterey : ALS, 1845 June 14. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Worden, Perry (Perry James), 1866-1945. Gleanings from History 1937-1945, clippings. Monterey Public Library
creatorOf Buchanan, James, 1791-1868. Letters to John Black and Thomas O. Larkin [facsimiles], 1845, October 27. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Green, Talbot H., 1810-1889. Letter to Juan Abaya : Monterey, Calif. : ALS, 1849 July 22. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Buchanan, James, 1791-1868. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Thomas O. Larkin, [Monterey, Calif.], 1847 Jan. 13. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Faxon Dean Atherton Papers, 1831-1932 California Historical Society
creatorOf Leese, Jacob P. (Jacob Primer), 1809-1892. Jacob P. Leese papers, 1836-1863. California Historical Society
creatorOf Rainsford, John. Títulos de propiedad en Monterey, 1835-1859. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Atherton, Faxon Dean, 1815-1877. Faxon Dean Atherton papers, 1852-1934 (bulk 1852-1881). UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Kelsey, Rayner Wickersham, 1879-1934. Rayner Wickersham Kelsey papers, 1908-1916. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Thompson, Alpheus B. (Alpheus Basil), 1797-1869. Alpheus B. Thompson papers, 1825-1864. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Biography clippings : GROUP folder 1883-2003. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Biography clippings : LARKIN, Thomas Oliver 1898-1992. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Leese, Jacob P. (Jacob Primer), 1809-1892. Papers, 1836-1863. California Historical Society
creatorOf Atherton, George H. B. Faxon Dean Atherton papers, 1831-1932. California Historical Society
creatorOf McAllister, Hall, 1828-1888. Weber family papers, 1788-1981. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Hammond, George P. (George Peter), 1896-1993. George P. Hammond papers, 1913-1992 (bulk 1920-1985). UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Historic buildings-Monterey-Casa del Oro clippings 1939-1986 Monterey Public Library
creatorOf Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858. My itinerary journal of his travels and experiences : ms., 1821-1826. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858. Thomas O. Larkin correspondence, 1844-1849. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858. Private record of lots sold by Thomas O. Larkin: ms., California, 1844-1850. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Buchanan, James, 1791-1868. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Thomas O. Larkin, [Monterey, Calif.], 1847 Jan. 13. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858. Thomas O. Larkin receipt : Monterey, Calif. to A.B. Thomp[son?], Mazatlan [Sinaloa, Mexico] : ADS (photocopy), 1846 Jan. 12. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858. Letter from Thomas Oliver Larkin to Job Francis Dye and party, 1845 Aug. 10. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Semple, Robert, 1806-1854. Letter to Thomas O. Larkin, 1848, Dec. 13. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858. Expediente promovido por los hijos de Dn. Tomas O. Larkin, 417, 1860 Oct. 20. California State Library
referencedIn Leese, Jacob P. (Jacob Primer), 1809-1892. Jacob P. Leese papers and accounts, 1837-1849. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Belden, Josiah, 1815-1892. Letters : Monterey and Santa Cruz, Calif., to Mrs. Eliza M. Bowers, Upper Middletown, Conn., 1841-1845. Newberry Library
creatorOf Bidwell, John, 1819-1900. John Bidwell (Sutter's Fort Pioneer Collection), 1841-1902. California State Library
referencedIn Duvall, R. C. Journal (bound manuscript) and log book 1845 March 24-1847 January 10, of the U.S. Frigate Savannah, Flagship of Commodore John D. Sloat, Commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Squadron. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871. Papers of Abel Stearns, 1821-1935. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Sterling, Charles Bolivar, 1825-. Charles Bolivar Sterling papers. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858. Thomas Oliver Larkin account books : msS., 1827-1858. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Semple, Robert B. (Robert Baylor), 1806-1854,. Robert B. Semple letter : Benicia City, Calif., to Thomas O. Larkin, Monterey, Calif., 1848 Dec. 13. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Historic buildings-Monterey-House of the Four Winds clippings 1915-2008 Monterey Public Library
creatorOf Guerra family. Guerra family collection, 1752-1955 (bulk 1806-1886) Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858. Record of documents relating to claim to land called Flugge's Ranch, 1844-1857. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Royce, Josiah, 1855-1916. Materials relating to General John C. Frémont and the conquest of California, 1885. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Boggs, Lillburn W., 1792-1860. Lillburn W. Boggs letter : photocopy of ALS, [184?]. California Historical Society
referencedIn Documents pertaining to the adjudication of private land claims in California, circa 1852-1892 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858. Thomas O. Larkin papers, 1825-1867. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn California. Department of Parks and Recreation. Larkin House (Monterey State Historic Park) Collection, 1832 - 1957, (bulk 1880 - 1920). California State ParksMonterey State Historic Park
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Biography clippings : "L" [surname] folder 1893-2005. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Geil J. Norris family papers, 1828-1969, 1828-1899 California Historical Society
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Historic buildings-Monterey-Larkin House clippings 1936-2002 Monterey Public Library
creatorOf Royce, Josiah, 1855-1916,. Documents on the conquest of California : manuscript, [18--] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Pacific Slope collection, 1832-1953. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Abella, Ramon. Spanish and Mexican materials, 1781-1882. California State Library
creatorOf Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858. Thomas O. Larkin papers, 1822-1858. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890. Documentos para la historia de California, 1769-1850. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Rogers, William M. ALS, 1844 July 20 : Boston, to Stephen D. Tomlinson, Indianapolis. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Belden, Josiah, 1815-1892. Josiah Belden papers, 1832-1903. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Monterey Public Library. California History Room. California history, 1822-1845 clippings 1878-1997. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Buelna, Felix, 1816-. Felix Buelna narracion : San Francisco : ms., 1876 July 4. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn George P. Hammond papers, 1913-1992, bulk 1920-1985 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Fellom, Landon. Landon Fellom San Jose document transcriptions, 1791-1850. California State Library
creatorOf Neasham, Vernon Aubrey, 1908-. Vernon Aubrey Neasham papers, [194-]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890. Thomas O. Larkin collection, 1843-1943. California Historical Society
creatorOf Sawyer, Charles H. Documents for the history of the conquest of California : ms., 1846 Jan.-July. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Cameron, Alice Marsh. Marsh family papers, 1815-1960. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858. Thomas O. Larkin miscellany, 1851-1861. California Historical Society
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Monterey (Calif.)
Sacramento River (Calif.)
California--Benicia
Benicia (Calif.)
California
California--Monterey
Monterey
Monterey (Calif.)
California--San Francisco
Monterey (Calif.)
California
California--Colusa County
California
Soscol Ranch (Calif.)
Rancho Boga (Calif.)
Benicia (Calif.)
San Francisco (Calif.)
California--Monterey
California
California--Benicia
San Francisco (Calif.)
California
Butte County (Calif.)
Monterey (Calif.)
California--San Francisco
California
Monterey (Calif.)
California
Monterey (Calif.)
Monterey (Calif.)
Subject
Fishing
Real property
Land grants
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Sources
Land titles
Pioneers
Voyages and travels
Ranches--History--Sources
Occupation
Actors
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Birth 1802-09-16

Death 1858-10-27

English,

Spanish; Castilian

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