Thomas O. Larkin papers 1839-1856

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Thomas O. Larkin papers, 1839-1856

Thomas O. Larkin papers 1839-1856

The bulk of the collection consists of Larkin's correspondence concerning business, politics, consular affairs, and issues relating to the U.S. conquest of California.

Number of containers: 17 boxes; 1 oversize folder; Photocopies: 9 volumes in 28 parts; Linear feet: 7.1

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Davis, William Heath, 1822-1909

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Davis was a pioneer merchant and landowner, of Calif. From the description of William Heath Davis papers, 1838-1871. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122499112 American author. From the description of Correspondence, 1896-1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122480190 From the guide to the William Heath Davis correspondence, 1896-1901, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) California Pioneer. Helped found New San Diego in 1850. ...

Eames, William J

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Alvarado, Juan Bautista, 1809-1882

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Micheltorena, Manuel, 1802-1853

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Brigadier General of the Mexican Army, Adjutant General of the Mexican Army, Commandant-General and Inspector of the Department of the Californias, [13th Mexican Governor of Alta, California]. From the description of Proclamation, 1844 Dec. 16. (Natural History Museum Foundation, Los Angeles County). WorldCat record id: 23250422 ...

Fitch, Henry Delano, 1799-1849.

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Biography Henry Delano Fitch, born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1799, first came to California in about 1826 as master of the vessel Maria Ester, owned by Henry Edward Virmond of Mexico. Fitch was employed for a number of years by Virmond, trading along the west coast ports of north and South America. The earliest letters and documents of the collection deal with these activities. After his elopement with Josefa Carrillo in 18...

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852

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Congressman, U.S. senator, and secretary of state. From the description of Papers 1812-1849. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 704551603 Henry Clay was born in Hanover Co., Va. in 1777 and died in 1852. He served as United States Secretary of State under John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) and was elected to the Senate in 1831. John Randolph (1773-1831) was an American statesman known as John Randolph of Roanoke. He was born in Prince George Co., Va. Randolph's fiery denun...

Jones, John Coffin

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Robinson, Alfred, 1806-1895

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Originally from Mass., Robinson went to Calif. in 1829 as the representative of the hide-trading and shipping firm Bryant, Sturgis & Co. From the description of Alfred Robinson logbook and diary : ms, 1829-1840. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122509056 Originally from Mass., Robinson first went to Calif. in 1829 as the representative for the hide-trading and shipping firm Bryant, Sturgis & Co. He married an heiress of Santa Barbara's de la Guerr...

Bandini, Juan, 1800-1859

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Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850

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South Carolina statesman. From the description of Letters, 1783-1843. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31977848 From the description of Papers, 1765-1902. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 17363885 Vice-President of United States. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Washington, D.C.], to B.S. Thomas, 1841 July 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134323 From the description of Autograph letter signed : ...

Semple, Robert, 1806-1854.

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Robert Semple, early California pioneer, helped found and owned most of Benicia, California. Semple was also President of the California Constitutional Convention in 1849. From the description of Letter to Thomas O. Larkin, 1848, Dec. 13. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 82094150 ...

Howard, William Davis Merry, 1819-1856.

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Belden, Josiah, 1815-1892

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Originally from Conn., Josiah Belden came overland to Calif. in 1841. He worked as a store clerk for Thomas Larkin in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Yerba Buena, then opened his own store in San Jose in 1848. He was elected San Jose's first mayor in 1850. From the description of Josiah Belden letters and reminiscence : photostat copies, [undated]. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122638327 Merchant, politican, and pioneer, Santa Clara County, Calif.; member of...

Bidwell, John, 1819-1900

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Bidwell was a noted early Calif. pioneer, landowner, and statesman. He helped form the Western Immigration Society in 1840, which led to the formation of the Bidwell-Bartleson wagon train, the first emigrant train to Calif. He travelled through Utah in 1841, then forged the Calif. immigrant trail. In 1846 he wrote the Bear Flag platform. In 1848, he began buying his ranch, Rancho de Arroyo Chico, also known as Rancho Chico. From the description of Rancho de Arroyo Chico ledger and re...

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 succe...

Spear, Nathan, 1802-1849.

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Biography Nathan Spear was born in Boston in 1802. In 1829 he went to the Sandwich Islands and in 1832, went to Monterey. He opened a store and engaged in coastal trade with the schooner "Nicolás." Spear, in partnership with Jacob Primer Leese and William Sturgis Hinckley opened a store in San Francisco in 1836, and moved there in 1838, leaving his Monterey store in charge of William R. Warren. The partnership was dissolved the sa...

Thompson, Alpheus B. (Alpheus Basil), 1797-1869.

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Alpheus Basil Thompson was born in 1797 in Topsham, Maine. From a shipping family, he went to Canton in 1821 and then to California to take part in the trade of goods between Calif. and China. His partner was John Coffin Jones, based in the Sandwich Islands. Thompson married Francisca Carrillo, a daughter of Carlos Antonio Carrillo, in 1834 in Santa Barbara. They had 2 daughters and 4 sons. Thompson died in 1869 in Los Angeles. From the description of Alpheus B. Thompson papers, 1825...

Castro, José. 1810-1860.

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Hartnell, W. E. P. (William Edward Petty), 1798-1854.

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Biography William Edward Petty Hartnell, born in Lancashire, England in 1798, lived in South America for some years, and came to California aboard the John Begg as a member of McCulloch, Hartnell & Co., agents for John Begg & Co. of Lima and Brotherston's in England. His firm, having contracted to take mission produce for three years, 1823-1826, carried on a profitable business until 1826. In 1825 Hartnell married María Teresa de la G...

Dye, Job Francis, 1807-1883

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Mountain man. Went to California with Ewing Young (1832). Worked on John R. Cooper's rancho, ran store and distillery in Santa Cruz, Calif. Later made money as trader and merchant during Gold Rush. Recollections first printed in Santa Cruz newspaper (1866). This typescript is transcription by Dye's grandson, Thomas F. Butler, of former's published recollections. From the description of "Early history and reminiscences of Job Francis Dye," 1866. (University of the Pacific). WorldCat r...

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894

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Pio Pico was the last Mexican governor of Alta California. From the description of Visiting cards. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122642274 Pio Pico was the last Mexican governor of California. From the description of Pacific coast diary for 1885 : containing useful memoranda and tables for reference. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122498954 From the description of Diary, 1874. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122642277 From the description of Dia...

Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1890

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A copy of speech commencing the celebrations of the centennial of San Francisco. From the description of Discurso, 1876, San Francisco. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 743385385 Perhaps compiled for Vallejo's "Recuerdos." Some entries in the handwriting of Henry Cerruti. From the description of Cuadernos para la historia de California, 1821-1846, 1874?. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122502111 Vallejo ...

Forbes, James Alexander, 1804?-1881

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Epithet: of Bombay British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001242.0x0002fd ...

Cooper, Juan Bautista Rogers, 1791-1872

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Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880

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Sutter, California pioneer, had gold discovered on his estate in 1848, prompting the Gold Rush. From the description of ALS, 1856 September 7 : Hock Farm, to Colonel (James G.G.F. Warren?). (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16723069 From the description of ALS, 1851 June 25 : Hock Farm, to General John Wilson, San Francisco. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16722847 American pioneer. Owner of Sutter's mill where gold was ...

Leidesdorff, William A. (William Alexander), 1810-1848

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William A. Leidesdorff, early California trader and official, was born in the Danish West Indies of a Danish father and mulatto mother. In 1841 he came to California as master of the ship "Julia Ann." He engaged in trade between Hawaii and San Francsico, and afterwards began a general exporting business in San Francisco. Leidesdorff became a Mexican citizen in 1844 and received a grant for Rancho Rio de los Americanos, east of Fort Sutter. The next year he was appointed vice-consul of the United...

Atherton, Faxon Dean, 1815-1877

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Faxon Dean Atherton was a merchant in Valparaiso, Chile, and California, and an early California real estate investor. From the description of Faxon Dean Atherton family papers, 1852-1910. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 743224660 Biography A native of Dedham, Massachusetts, Atherton first came to the Pacific coast around 1834 to work for a ship chandlery firm in Valparaiso, Chile. He settled in Valpa...

Bennett, James Gordon, 1795-1872

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Newspaper publisher. From the description of James Gordon Bennett papers, 1845-1934 (bulk 1861-1864). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979856 Editor of the New York Herald newspaper. From the description of Papers, 1862-1865. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20839540 James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872) was the founder and editor of the New York Herald. After working as a teacher and lecturer, he founded the Herald in 1835. From the...

Stearns, Abel, 1798-1871

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Pioneer California businessman; arriving in Monterey in 1829; Sterns held many public and private offices. At the time of these declarations, he was Alcalde (or Mayor) of Los Angeles. From the description of Colorado River Ferry declarations, 1850 May 8-1850 June 8. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 39114744 Abel Stearns was a prominent trader and landowner in Southern California from 1829 until his death in 1871. From t...

Buchanan, James, 1791-1868

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Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x000128 James Buchanan, Jr. (1791-1868) was the 15th President of the United States, serving from 1857–1861. Prior to his presidency, Buchanan represented Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives and later the Senate, and served as Secretary of State under President James K. Polk (1845-1849). Source : About the White Hous...

Green, Talbot H., 1810-1889.

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Bruce, Samuel C

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Reynolds, Stephen, 1782-1857

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Leese, Jacob P. (Jacob Primer), 1809-1892

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Merchant, of Yerba Buena, Calif. (1836-1840) and Monterey, Calif., from 1849, where he also served as city treasurer; from 1840 to 1849 he lived on his land grant in Sonoma County, Calif. From the description of Papers, 1836-1863. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 28419813 Calif. merchant and official. Born in St. Clairsville, Ohio in 1809; came to Calif. in 1833, settling in Los Angeles in 1834. Relocated to Monterey, 1836, and entered into mercantile bus...

Sloat, John D. (John Drake)

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American naval officer. From the description of ALS : New Brighton, N.Y., to Aaron Ogden Dayton, Washington, D.C., 1857 June 17. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122626066 Commodore Sloat was responsible for raising the American flag at Monterey, after the Battle of Monterey, 1846. From the description of An account of occurrences in California previous to the capture of Monterray / by Lieutenant Sloat, July 1846 : manuscript, [ca. 1846] (Har...

Childs, Ebenezer Larkin

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