California Cornerstones: Selected Images from The Bancroft Library Pictorial Collection


California Cornerstones: Selected Images from The Bancroft Library Pictorial Collection



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Merriam, Clinton Hart, 1855-1942 (person)

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Brown, Edmund G. (Edmund Gerald), 1905-1996 (person)

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Epithet: clerk British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000751.0x000024 Epithet: of Walker Burges and Cooper civil engineers British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001137.0x000396 Epithet: Major; formerly of the 42nd Regt British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000751.0...

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Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912 (person)

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Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880 (person)

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Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 (person)

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