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Amos Clift papers
SFH 129  
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Description
Papers of a Farallon Islands lighthouse keeper and former Sacramento commission merchant
Background
Amos Clift, Jr. was born in Connecticut and came to California in 1850. He joined with Robert M. Folger as commission merchants in Sacramento, but he left the partnership in April 1851; Folger sued Clift in 1852. After this, Clift made at least one trip to Tahiti, then settled in San Francisco. After his term as lighthouse keeper on the Farallon Islands, he returned to Connecticut. He served in the Union army in the Civil War, married Hannah Morse in 1861, and died in Washington, DC in 1887.
Extent
3 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.