Finding Aid for the John B. Harmon Papers, 1856-1875

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Finding Aid for the John B. Harmon Papers, 1856-1875

Collection number: 2047

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Dan Luckenbill, July 1978
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: John B. Harmon Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1856-1875
Collection number: 2047
Creator: Harmon, John B., 1822-1897
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Repository: 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.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

From the collection of Robert Ernest Cowan.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John B. Harmon Papers (Collection 2047). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

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.

Biographical Narrative

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.

Indexing Terms

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.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence. 1864-1875.

Box 1, Folder 2

Miscellaneous legal papers. 1863-68.

Physical Description: 34 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 3

Documents concerning Matilda C. Gray and Franklin C. Gray vs. Richard Larrimore in re title to Brignardello lot, San Francisco. 7 April 1856-20 July 1865.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 1, Folder 4

Legal documents concerning the Pride of the West Mining Company, plaintiff vs. the Twin Gold and Silver Mining Company, defendants in re possesion and right to work certain mineral property situated on the Pride of the West Ledge, Lyon Coanty, Nevada Territory. 1860-63.

Note

JBH does not appear to have been an attorney in this case, but documents in this folder were found among his papers.
Physical Description: 5 documents. 10 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 5

Legal documents concerning Abraham K. Grim, plaintiff vs. the Hale and Norcross Silver Mining Company, San Francisco, defendants, to recover certain mineral lands in Virginia City, Nevada Territory in possession of the Company. 1860-66.

Note

Harmon was attorney for the plaintiff.
Physical Description: 23 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence and papers relating to the Hardy Grant. 1863-63.

Physical Description: 47 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence and papers relating to the Hardy Grant. n.d.

Physical Description: 68 pieces.
 

In the Matter of John Sime and Company in Bankruptcy

Box 2, Folder 1

Letters. 1867-1874.

Box 2, Folder 2

Legal papers. 1862-1874.

Box 2, Folder 3

Legal papers. 23 September 1872-13 November 1874.

Physical Description: 12 letters and 31 documents. 35 pieces.
 

Miscellaneous Cases

Box 2, Folder 4

Papers re mining claims in the Gold Hill area, Storey County, Nevada. 1864. James H. Gager vs. Joseph C. Duncan. 1865.

Physical Description: 12 pieces.
Box 2, Folder 6

Francis Mandlebaum vs. Henry Davis. 1866.

Physical Description: 6 documents.
Box 2, Folder 7

The U.S. vs. Henry F. Teschamaker. 1866.

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 2, Folder 8

Papers concerning Robert Apple. 1868-9.

Physical Description: 4 pieces.
Box 2, Folder 9

Samuel Smith, claimant, for the Foley Subdivision, part of Rancho Arroyo San Antonio. 15 January 1872-28 March 1874.

Physical Description: 3 letters and 2 documents.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and documents re his claim to part of Rancho Arroyo San Antonio confirmed to Thomas B. Valentine by an act of Congress, April 5, 1572.
Box 2, Folder 10

A. Blackman vs. N. Goldtree. 1873.

Physical Description: 4 documents.
Box 2, Folder 11

Partridge vs. Partridge 1864-65.

Note

[Not in original register]
Box 3

Unsorted material.

Physical Description: [arranged into 7 folders by previous cataloger].