Jasper O'Farrell papers, 1844-1864.


O'Farrell, Jasper, 1817-1875. Jasper O'Farrell papers, 1844-1864.

Jasper O'Farrell papers, 1844-1864.

Ten letters (1844-1863) to and from O'Farrell, mostly concerning his work as a surveyor; together with a few miscellaneous documents. Correspondents include John A. Sutter, Washington Bartlett, Thomas O. Larkin, Lilburn W. Boggs, L. Quinton Washington, Mariano G. Vallejo, and Charles White. Documents include a partnership agreement (1848) for a mining business between O'Farrell, Jacob P. Leese, and Samuel Norris; a land grant (Nov. 1849) issued by John W. Geary, Alcalde of San Francisco, to Thomas O. Larkin; a copy of a bill tendered to the city of San Francisco for a survey of lots (undated); a military poll tax receipt (1864); a hand-drawn map of a section of San Francisco; and notes of O'Farrell's survey of Clark's Point, San Francisco.

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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. I...