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Finding Aid to the Hart Hyatt North papers, 1865-1966
BANC MSS 81/55 c  
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Series 1:  Commissioner of Immigration files. 1892-1910

Physical Description: carton 1; oversize folder 1

Scope and Content Note

Files from H.H. North's work as U.S. Commission of Immigration for California and Nevada from 1898 to 1910. Contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, some financial records, files relating to Chinese and Japanese immigration, and a file on Chinese Highbinders, a subject North was called upon by his superiors to research in 1898. He later published an article entitled "Chinese Highbinder Societies in the West" in California Historical Quarterly in March of 1948. This file includes statements made to North by Mrs. Kate B. Lake, Maton of the Chinese Mission; Ah Yuk, "rescued Chinese slave girl;" Miss Donaldina Cameron, Matron of the Presbyterian Chinese Rescue Home; Chuh Ho, "rescued Chinese slave girl;" and San Francisco Police Lieutenant, William Price. Carton 1, folder 47 includes a few pieces of correspondence from the Treasury Department to North's predecessors, R.C. McPherson and W.P. Stradley. Oversize folder 1 includes a handwritten chart of Japanese immigration at the Port of San Francisco from 1890-1900 and North's Commission certificates.
 

Series 2:  Shasta Iron Company. circa 1865-1977

Physical Description: carton 2-3; oversize box 1; oversize folder 1

Scope and Content Note

North's files from his work with the Shasta Iron Company, which was owned by his father-in-law Charles Bill Morgan. Includes incorporation and administrative documents, correspondence, and financial materials on the Shasta Iron Company. Also includes some Company files belonging to Charles Bill Morgan and Morgan North, H.H. North's son. Oversize box includes a minute book for meetings of the Shasta Iron Company shareholders (1906-1966).
 

Series 3:  San Francisco sealing fleet claims. circa 1881-1928

Physical Description: carton 4-10
Box 4

Active - Bowhead, circa 1881-1928

Scope and Content Note

Files on the following schooners: Active, Albert Walker, Alexander, Alfred Adams, Alice, Allie I. Algar, Alpha, Alton, Anaconda, Angel Dolly, Annie, Sophia Sutherland (filed under Archibald Sutherland), Bessie Rutter, and Bowhead. Also files with the following titles: Alaska Commercial Company, assorted documents regarding sealing, and Borland vs. USA.
Box 5

Brown Benson - Edgar Liebes, circa 1881-1928

Scope and Content Note

Files on the following schooners: C.G. White, Challenge, C.H. White, City of San Diego, and Columbia. Also files with the following titles: Brown Benson vs. USA, certificate of collector, Christie Erikson vs. USA, Circuit Court appeals, Cohn, Correspondence, and Edgar Liebes as administrator of estate of Herman Liebes.
Box 6

Edward E. Webster - Henry Dennis, circa 1881-1928

Scope and Content Note

Files on the following schooners: Edward E. Webster, Ellen, Emma and Louisa, Emmett Felitz, Ethyl, Favorite, Fisher Maid, George Peabody, George R. White, Hattie Gage, Helen Blum, and Henry Dennis. Also files with the following titles: Frederick G. Dodge Testimony; Helen Mar Wheeler, Estate of.
Box 7

Henry Dennis - Lily L., circa 1881-1928

Scope and Content Note

Files on the following schooners: Henry Dennis, Ivanhoe, James G. Swan, James Hamilton Lewis, Jane Gray, Josephine, Kate and Anna, La Ninta, Laura, and Lily L. Also files with the following titles: H. Liebes claims and H. Liebes versus USA.
Box 8

Lily L. - Mollie Adams, circa 1881-1928

Scope and Content Note

Files on the following schooners: Lily L., Lottie, Louis Olsen, Luisa D., Lydia, Margarite, Mary Brown, Mary Deleo, Mary H. Thomas, Mascot, Matthew Turner, Mattie T. Dyer, Mist, Mollie Adams. Also files with the following titles: memoranda.
Box 9

Multiple schooners - Sealing litigation miscellany, circa 1881-1928

Scope and Content Note

Files on the following schooners: Nellie Martin, Olga, O.S. Fowler, Otter, Pearl, Rattler, Rose Sparks, Rosie Olsen, San Diego, San Jose, St. Paul. Also files with the following titles: multiple schooners, Pacific Trading Company, research materials, and sealing litigation miscellany.
Box 10

Shipping and navigation regulations - Writs of error, circa 1881-1928

Scope and Content Note

Files on the following schooners: Sierra, Sophia, Spencer F. Baird, Sylvia Handy, Therese, Unga, Vanderbilt, Venture, Volunteer, Walter L. Rich, and Willard Ainsworth. Also files with the following titles: shipping and navigation regulations, walrus and other hunting, and Whitelaw versus USA.
 

Series 4:  State Assemblyman materials. circa 1894-1898

Physical Description: carton 11, folder 1-5; oversize box 2-3

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and some correspondence and ephemera relating to North's years as an Assemblyman in the California State Assembly. Oversize boxes 2 and 3 contain scrapbook of political clippings relating to California State Assembly politics (1894-1897).
 

Series 5:  Personalia and other files. circa 1888-1910

Physical Description: carton 11, folder 6-24; oversize folder 2

Scope and Content Note

Personal correspondence (circa 1900-1910); invitations, programs, and other ephemera mainly from Oakland High School and UC Berkeley; dance cards; a Preliminary Prospectus of Western Hills of Memorial City Incorporated, Landale, California; a file on the Canyon Cattle Company (1907-1908); persnal accounts, a file of correspondence with M. Sedych regarding the immgration of his wife from Harbin, China (1927-1928); and miscellany. Oversize folder 2 includes diplomas and certificates.