Californian and Western manuscripts collection, ca. 1760-1963.


Californian and Western manuscripts collection, ca. 1760-1963.

Californian and Western manuscripts collection, ca. 1760-1963.

Small collections and miscellaneous single items pertaining to various periods, persons, and phases of California history (1760-1963). Includes letters, journals, diaries, reports, financial and legal documents, pictures and maps, some typescripts and photostats. General subject matter includes description and travel, politics, economics, social issues, biographical information, exploration, mining, and the military. Specific subject areas covered include the British Consulate in San Francisco, the California election of 1884, Spanish in California, and individuals such as Franklin Hichborn, W. C. Jones, Juan B. Alvarado, and Alfred Wheeler.

5 linear ft.

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