Elbert P. Jones real estate papers : San Francisco, California, 1847-1851.
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William A. Leidesdorff, early California trader and official, was born in the Danish West Indies of a Danish father and mulatto mother. In 1841 he came to California as master of the ship "Julia Ann." He engaged in trade between Hawaii and San Francsico, and afterwards began a general exporting business in San Francisco. Leidesdorff became a Mexican citizen in 1844 and received a grant for Rancho Rio de los Americanos, east of Fort Sutter. The next year he was appointed vice-consul of the United...
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...
Col. Stevenson was the commander of the First Regiment of New York Volunteers, known as Stevenson's Regiment, sent to Calif. during the Mexican War. From the description of J.D. Stevenson letter : San Francisco, Calif., to Isaac M. Baker : ALS, 1850 Oct. 4. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122381837 Stevenson was born Jan. 1, 1800 in NY; private secretary to NY Governor Daniel D. Tompkins, later accompanying him to Washington, DC, when Tompkins was electe...
Dr. Elbert P. Jones, early San Francisco lawyer, was a native of Kentucky who came to California in 1847. He was the first editor of the California star and was elected to the San Francisco town council in 1847. Jones became the proprietor of Portsmouth House in San Francisco and was a prominent investor in real estate in the city. From the description of Papers of Elbert P. Jones, 1830-1914 (bulk 1848-1914). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat rec...