In the folder there are many different types of papers from various dates, most of which fall between 1882 and 1893, although
there is one empty envelope from 1929. These papers include: nine checks written from H.S. Church, two empty envelopes (one
addressed to Lillie Laddo [?] Church and another to Leonard and McBirney), two of Church's business cards, five letters (four
written to H.S. Church and one written to Lillie Laddo Church), one Power of Attorney authorizing H.S. Church as Attorney,
one contract for land surveyors, and one warranty deed. Locations included are: San Francisco, Sacramento, El Paso, Texas,
and several cities in New Mexico.
Since there are so many different types of documents, locations, and people involved in the H.S. Church Papers, it is difficult
to discern exactly who he was, where he lived, and what he did from the file. However, it appears as though he spent part
of his life in New Mexico (several papers from the cities of Eddy, Roswell, and Santa Fe), El Paso, Texas, Sacramento, and
had some connections in San Francisco as well. Included in the folder are two of his business cards from "Metropolitan Theater.
Clunie Opera House." in Sacramento. However, he appears to be involved with several surveyors of land, because most of the
papers deal with surveys and men who are labeled as such. Included in the papers is also a Power of Attorney, authorizing
Church to act as attorney for Charles H. Thomas and William M. Manning. Two of the letters are addressed to Lillie Laddo Church,
so perhaps she was his wife or daughter.
(9 checks, 2 envelopes, 2 business cards, 5 letters, 1 authorization, 1 contract, 1 deed)
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Collection open for research.