Papers of Jasper O'Farrell, ca. 1845-1924<


O'Farrell, Jasper, 1817-1875. Papers of Jasper O'Farrell, ca. 1845-1924<

Papers of Jasper O'Farrell, ca. 1845-1924<

The collection consists of letters, documents, 7 sketches, maps and one manuscript related to the life and business activities of Jasper O'Farrell. The collection's subject matter and contents include rough surveys and sketches of California ranchos and towns (ca. 1845-ca. 1850), receipts, bills, etc. (1850-ca. 1870), and deeds, leases, and other papers pertaining to O'Farrell's land in Sonoma County (1855-1870). There are also letters to O'Farrell about various business, personal and political topics (1846, 1853-1874) and personal letters from O'Farrell to his daughter, Elena (1871-1875). The collection also contains notes and excerpts from printed accounts of O'Farrell's life and copies of letters dealing with the San Francisco survey (from 1924 and after).

76 pieces.1 box.1 oversize folder.

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O'Farrell, Elena, (person)

O'Farrell, Jasper, 1817-1875 (person)

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...