California pioneer, writer for the Alta California newspaper, and author of numerous books on the state, San Francisco, Yosemite,
and on mining and resources on the Pacific Coast.
Provenance unknown. Possibly received with the Hittell family papers (BANC MSS C-B 405).
1 photograph : ambrotype ; sixth plate, visible image 6.7 x 5.4 cm.
displayLabel="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">Blind stamped on mat (LL): Wm. SHEW / 113 MONTG.Y. ST. / SAN
FRANCISCO. Printed in case well (letterpress on paper backing): GENUINE / UNION CASE, / IMPROVED / Fine Gilt and Burnished
Hinge. / S. PECK & CO., / MANUFACTURERS.;;;displayLabel="Container or Case Note">Type: case. Motif: geometric - Scroll (Krainik
no. 258). Material: brown thermoplastic. Pad: purple velvet with embossed leaf motif. Notes: S. Peck & Co. Notes: case warped.
Image removed and stored separately. Hinges appear to be in the style of Critchlow's 1856 patent, but case bears Peck name.;;;displayLabel="Image
Package Note">Original component parts: plate, mat, cover glass, preserver. Plate: clear glass with asphaltum backing. Mat:
oval. Preserver: decorative.;;
Local Call Number:
BANC PIC 19xx.495--CASE
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