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In 1534 Ignatius of Loyola, a Basque and former soldier, met in Paris with six companions to take a private vow of poverty and one to place themselves at the disposition of the pope. On September 27, 1540, Paul III issued the bull Regimini militantis ecclesiae, canonically establishing the Society of Jesus. The constitutions of the society were drawn up by Ignatius who submitted his work for approval in 1550. Along with working toward the spiritual benefits of its members, the aim of the order w...
Wool, a New York native, was a career U. S. army officer who began his service during the War of 1812, led victorious troops at the Battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican War, and commanded several departments in the eastern United States until he retired on August 1, 1863. From the description of Orders No. 302, May 28, 1847. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 301369825 John Ellis Wool (1784-1869) was an American military officer who fought in the...
JCF served as Territorial Governor of Arizona 1878-1881. From the description of ALS, 1879 July 2 : [New York], to Mr. [Charles Edward] Lester. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15615926 Narciso Botello, secretary of the Ayuntamientos in 1836, secretary to Governor Flores in 1847. From the description of Articulos de capitulacion hecha el dia trece de Enero de mil ochocientos, cuarenta y siete por D. José Antonio Carrillo Comandante de Escu...
Member, California Constitutional Convention, 1849, and U.S. senator from California. From the description of Papers, 1841-1885. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 28419864 William M. Gwin was born in Tennessee. In 1833 he was appointed U.S. marshal, district of Mississippi by President Jackson; in 1840 he was elected to the House of Representatives for one term. Coming to California in 1849, he worked to form a state government, representing San Francisco ...
Sam Brannan (1819-1889) was born in Maine and moved to Ohio as a teenager. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in 1844 began printing The Prophet, a Mormon newspaper, in New York. In 1846 Brannan sailed aboard the Brooklyn with about 240 other Mormons to San Francisco, where he was made first president of the California mission and established the California Star as the first newspaper in San Francisco. In 1848 Brannan traveled to Sutter's Mill as a representative of th...
Charles Edward Rand ran the Bay Restaurant with William Cole, worked for Sim & Co., dealers in produce and grain, acted as agent for the Star Line Packets, and owned his own produce firm, Stevens, Rand, & Co. From the description of Letters, 1852-1857. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702127337 ...
The Adams Express Company was founded in Boston in 1839. Originally called Burke and Company, its name was changed to Adams and Company after only two weeks when Alvin Adams agreed to buy out his partner. By 1850, the company had spread throughout the south, southwest, and north. Much additional capital was invested at that time and the company's name was again changed to the Adams Express Company. During the Civil War, the company made a substantial amount of money shipping packages to and from...
One of the most famous incidents of anti-Catholic sentiment expression occurred August 11, 1834; non-Catholic rioters looted and burned the Ursuline Convent of Mount Benedict in Charlestown, MA. Anti-Catholic violence also erupted in Philadelphia when 13 people were killed in riots in 1835. Activities by the American Nativist Party in Kensington, Pennsylvania, in 1844 also sparked anti-Catholic riots. In the 1850s, the American Party, also known as the Know-Nothing Party, was partly founded on a...
U.S. born president of Nicaragua and adventurer. From the description of William Walker papers, 1856-1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981296 Military adventurer. From the description of Document, 1856 March 31 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812135 ...
U.S. Senator from Calif., 1857-1859. From the description of David C. Broderick passport and letters testamentary : DS, 1849-1860. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122563619 ...
Lawyer, Mt. Sterling, Illinois, 1846-1848; California state assemblyman, 1849-1851; governor of California, 1851-1855; U.S. minister to Chile, 1857-1861. From the description of Letter : Sacramento, [California], to L.I. Cist, 1867 Oct. 21. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27159103 ...
Joseph Libbey Folsom was born May 19, 1817, in New Hampshire. He was a graduate of West Point and went to California in 1846 as Captain and Assistant Quartermaster of Stevenson's Regiment of New York Volunteers. After the Mexican War, he settled in San Francisco and was the Collector of the Port of San Francisco. He invested in real estate in San Francisco and beyond, notably purchasing rights to William A. Leidesdorff's large estate, the Rancho Rio de los Americanos in Sacramento County. Folsom...
David Smith Terry was a lawyer, politician, and California Supreme Court justice. Born in Kentucky, he lived in Texas during the Revolution and joined the Texas Rangers during the Mexican War. After settling in California, he was elected a judge of the Supreme Court in 1855. Political rivalry with David C. Broderick, culminated in the famous Terry-Broderick duel in 1859, in which Broderick was killed. Terry joined the Confederate army during the Civil War and returned to California afterwards to...
Ogden Hoffman was born October 16, 1822 in New York, the son and grandson of accomplished lawyers in that state. He graduated from Columbia College in 1840 and commenced the study of law, after which he established practice in New York City for three years. Hoffman arrived in San Francisco on May 16, 1850 and opened a law office; in March of 1851 he was appointed United States District Judge for the Northern District of California by President Millard Fillmore. Many of his decisions in this capa...
United States Senator and Governor of Mississippi. From the description of Letter signed : Washington, D.C., to the President, 1878 Jun. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538122 American political leader. From the description of Autograph letter signed from Horace H. Harrison : [n.p.], to President, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270519281 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 2705256...
The Republican Party is a national political party in the United States, and was founded in 1854. In the 1864 election, the party took the name National Union Party to allow the participation of Democrats. From the description of Republican Party tickets, 1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 496362231 From the guide to the Republican Party tickets, 1864, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) ...
Biographical/Historical note Born in sometime between 1822-1824 in Nashville, TN, and became a prominent member of the Whig party. He married Filomena Ainsa. Crabb left San Francisco, CA for Caborca, Sonora, Mexico in early 1857 with an expedition party intent on filibustering. Their goal was to inspire a revolt which would establish the Republic of Sonora which would ultimately join the US. Over eight days, twenty-five Americans were killed,...