Scope and Content
Title: John B. Harmon Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1856-1875
Collection number: 2047
Harmon, John B., 1822-1897
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: John B. Harmon (1822-1897) practiced law in Sacramento and Virginia City, Nevada. In 1864, he moved to San Francisco where
he was associated with P.G. Galpin, Moriss M. Estee and D.P. Belknap. The collection consists of correspondence and legal
papers relating to Harmon's law practice in Sacramento, Virginia City, Nevada, and San Francisco.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
From the collection of Robert Ernest Cowan.
[Identification of item], John B. Harmon Papers (Collection 2047). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Harmon was born in 1822 in Ohio; graduated from Yale University; admitted to Ohio bar; practiced law in New Orleans, then
went to California in 1853 with Milton S. Latham; they were law partners for several years in Sacramento, and Harmon also
practiced in Virginia City, Nevada; in 1864 moved to San Francisco, where he was associated with P.G. Galpin, Moriss M. Estee
and D.P. Belknap; died in February, 1897 in Berkeley, California.
John B. Harmon, 1822-1897, was born in Ohio. He was admitted to the bar in that state after graduating from Yale College.
His earliest practice was in New Orleans from which city he came to California in 1853 in company with Milton S. Latham. He
and Latham were partners in Sacramento for several years and he also practiced in Virginia City, Nevada. In 1864 he came to
San Francisco, and was associated there with P.G. Galpin, Moriss M. Estee and D.P. Belkmap. He died at his
home in. Berkeley in February, 1897. A biographical sketch of Harmon, from which the above information was taken, appears
in: Shuck, Oscar T.
History of the bench and bar in California. Los Angles, 1901.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of correspondence and legal papers relating to John B. Harmon's law practice in Sacramento, Virginia City,
Nevada, and San Francisco.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Harmon, John B., 1822-1897--Archives.
Lawyers--California, Northern--Archival resources.