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Augustus T. Arrowsmith letter: San Francisco, California, to Amos P. Catlin, January 20, 1853
SFH 106  
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Description
Letter of introduction for Dr. White.
Background
Born in New York, Augustus T. Arrowsmith came to San Francisco in March 1851. Amos P. Catlin organized the Natoma Mining Company in 1851 to bring water from the American River to the area now known as Folsom, hiring Arrowsmith initially for an engineering survey and later, as chief engineer for a dam and canal. Arrowsmith worked on both coasts after 1860, and after a long career in civil engineering, died in Orange, New Jersey in 1908. Dr. White was probably Kentucky-born Thomas Jefferson White, who was appointed Visiting Physician to the State Marine Hospital in San Francisco in 1853.
Extent
2 folders
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.