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Finding Aid for the Rodman M. Price Papers, 1847-1884
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Description
Rodman M. Price (1816-1894) read the proclamation of the annexation of California from the custom house in Monterey, California. He became alcade of Monterey, was a member of the first San Francisco Municipal Council at the California Constitutional Convention (1849), and a member of the House of Representatives (1851-53). He later served as governor of New Jersey (1854-57). The collection consists of correspondence, accounts, and agreements pertaining to lawsuits, including Price vs. Dewey, instituted by Price for the recovery of San Francisco real estate purchased in 1847.
Background
Price was born on May 5, 1816 in Sussex County, New Jersey; attended College of New Jersey; served in U.S. Navy with Commodore Sloat's squadron on the west coast of Mexico in 1846, read the proclamation of the annexation of California from the custom house in Monterey, California; became alcade of Monterey; was member of the first San Francisco Municipal Council, the California Constitutional Convention (1849), and a member of the House of Representatives (1851-53); served as governor of New Jersey, 1854-57; he died on June 7, 1894 in Sussex County, New Jersey.
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.