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Finding Aid of the Thomas W. Freelon Papers C057966
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  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Donor
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Existence and Location of Originals note
  • Related Archival Materials note

  • Title: Freelon, Thomas W. Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: C057966
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 folder (3 certificates)
    Date (inclusive): 1853-1879
    Abstract: These are three printed certificates from the State of California all given to Thomas W. Freelon. The first certificate was given in 1853 for his appointment to County Judge of San Francisco. The 1878 Certificate was for his promotion to Municipal Court Judge of San Francisco and has a handwritten letter attached to it about him vowing to follow the U.S Constitution. The last is an 1879 certificate for his promotion to Superior Court Judge of San Francisco which has written on the back the written oath of Mr. Freelon.
    creator: Freelon, Thomas W., b. 1826

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection open for research

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on access

    Preferred Citation note

    Thomas W Freelon Papers, The Society of California Pioneers

    Donor

    Donor and date of acquisition unknown

    Biographical/Historical note

    Thomas W. Freelon was born May 20, 1826 in Norwich, Vt. He attended Dartmouth College at the age of 13 and when on to Michigan Law College. He fought in the Mexican American War as a lieutenant in Co E 15th Regiment of the US Infantry. Fought at Battle of Vera Cruz
    He arrived in San Francisco on Oct 12, 1849 coming overland on the Santa Fe Route. He joined SoCP on Sept 4, 1885.
    He was elected County Judge of San Francisco effective July 5, 1853. He was appointed Judge of the San Francisco Municipal Court of Appeals as of April 9, 1878. He became Judge of the San Francisco Superior Court as of November 1, 1879

    Scope and Contents note

    These are three printed certificates from the State of California all given to Thomas W. Freelon. The first certificate was given in 1853 for his appointment to County Judge of San Francisco. The 1878 Certificate was for his promotion to Municipal Court Judge of San Francisco and has a handwritten letter attached to it about him vowing to follow the U.S Constitution. The last is an 1879 certificate for his promotion to Superior Court Judge of San Francisco which has written on the back the written oath of Mr. Freelon.

    Existence and Location of Originals note

    The Society of California Pioneers, 300 Fourth St, San Francisco, CA 94107

    Related Archival Materials note

    Memorial Record #13 p 142 Archive Vol 5, p 179 Marshals Record 1879-1885 Mortuary Record 1984 p 14

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    California--San Francisco (county)--San Francisco
    Certificates
    Law enforcement--United States
    San Francisco (Calif.)--Social life and customs