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Finding aid of the David A. De Merritt Papers C058827
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  • Existence and Location of Originals note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Donor
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Conditions Governing Access note

  • Title: De Merritt, David A. Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: C058827
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 folder (14 items, 4 letters)
    Date (inclusive): 1849-1891
    Abstract: This folder contains several dance cards and invitations to balls from 1849-1867 and undated, envelopes from real estate offices and the pension office of the U.S. Department of the Interior, letters of correspondence regarding pension matters, an Aetna insurance policy, and two legal documents relating to California properties.
    creator: De Merritt, David A.

    Existence and Location of Originals note

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

    Scope and Contents note

    This folder contains 6 dance cards and invitations to balls from 1849-1867 and undated; 4 torn envelopes from real estate offices and the pension office of the U.S. Department of the Interior; 3 letters of correspondence regarding pension matters; 1 insurance policy from Aetna; 1 1869 property deed from William Hillis (?) regarding property in San Francisco; and 1 1870 lease from Mrs. Sarah McDaniel to De Merritt regarding property in Eureka, CA.

    Biographical/Historical note

    De Merritt lived in Sacramento County in 1869. By 1870 he was living in Humboldt County and purchased farmland in Eureka.

    Donor

    Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

    Preferred Citation note

    David A. De Merritt Papers. The Society of California Pioneers.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on access.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection open for research.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Correspondence.
    Dance cards
    Deeds--California.
    Insurance policies--United States.
    Invitations.
    Leases--California.