Jacob P. Leese papers, 1836-1863.


Leese, Jacob P. (Jacob Primer), 1809-1892. Jacob P. Leese papers, 1836-1863.

Jacob P. Leese papers, 1836-1863.

Consists of personal and business correspondence of Leese and his partner Thomas Oliver Larkin regarding their ownership of the U.S.S. Eveline; Leese's personal and legal correspondence, including his naturalization papers; indentures for three Chinese workers; and documents pertaining to Leese's role in Monterey as City Treasurer and stockholder in the Monterey Wharf Company. Correspondents include: Faxon Dean Atherton; W.F. Conrad; John Cooper; Joseph B. Eaton; Rafael Garcia; Jesus Moreno, and Henry Mellus. Items of note include a signed account statement of John C. Fremont for the U.S. Army, ca. 1847, and an account of gold dust sales in 1849. Also contains correspondence and legal documents regarding Leese v. U.S. Government, a land claim for Punto de Pinos in Monterey County, Calif.; a deed for Rancho Sausal from Mariano G. Vallejo to his sister, Rosalia, and her heirs; and three manuscript maps: Rancho Satoyme [Sotoyome], 20 Sept. 1844 by Jasper O'Farrell; Battery Street between Broadway and Green [San Francisco], 12 July 185[0] by William M. Eddy; and lots in Monterey, prior to 1848, drawn by Lt. Davis, Oct. 1849.

1 oversize box (1.5 linear ft.)



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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...

Eddy, William M.

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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...

Monterey Wharf Company.

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Eveline (Brig)

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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...