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Finding aid to the William D. M. Howard papers, 1823-1878, undated, Vault MS 30
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Box 1, Folder 1

William R. Warren correspondence and business records 1823-1829

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 1, Folders 2-3

William R. Warren correspondence and business records 1830-1839

Physical Description: 2.0 folders
Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence and business records 1840-1842

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 1, Folder 5

Correpondence 1843 January - August

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 1, Folders 6-7

Correspondence and business records 1843 September - December

Physical Description: 2.0 folders
Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence 1844 January - September

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 1, Folders 9-10

Correspondence and business records 1844 October - December

Physical Description: 2.0 folders
Box 2, Folder 1

Henry Teschemacher and William D. M. Howard correspondence 1845 January - July

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 2, Folder 2

Correspondence and business records 1845 August - December

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence and business records 1846

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 2, Folder 4

Henry Teschemacher and William D. M. Howard correspondence and business records 1847

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 2, Folder 5

Records for the relief expedition to the mountains to rescue the Donner Party 1847

Physical Description: 1.0 folder

Scope and Contents

Collection includes receipts for supplies to outfit those heading to rescue the Donner Party and lists of donors to the relief effort. Howard was treasurer of the expedition for the relief of sufferers in the mountains.
Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence and business records 1848

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 2, Folders 7-8

Correspondence and business records 1849

Physical Description: 2.0 folders
Box 2, Folders 9-10

Correspondence and business records 1850

Physical Description: 2.0 folders
Box 3, Folders 1-2

Correspondence and business records 1851

Physical Description: 2.0 folder
Box 3, Folders 3-4

Correspondence and business records 1852 January - June

Physical Description: 2.0 folders
Box 3, Folder 5

Gas lighting plan for San Francisco correspondence 1852

Physical Description: 1.0 folder

Scope and Contents

Collection includes letters from Frank A. Woodworth to George H. Howard and George N. Shaw regarding a plan to bring gas lighting to San Francisco. Woodworth traveled around the northeastern United States investigating gasworks and reporting to Howard and Shaw. Their plan was abandoned due to competitors with lower prices.
Box 3, Folder 6

Correspondence and business records 1852 July - December

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 3, Folder 7

Correspondence and business records 1853 January - June

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 3, Folder 8

Correspondence and business records 1853 July - December

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 3, Folder 9

Correspondence and business records 1854 January - June

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 3, Folder 10

Correspondence and business records 1854 July - December

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 3, Folder 11

Family papers 1854

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 4, Folder 1

Correspondence and business records 1855

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 4, Folder 2

Family papers 1855

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 4, Folder 3

Correspondence and business records 1856

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 4, Folder 4

Agreement regarding construction of a lane on rancho San Mateo 30 September 1858

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 4, Folder 5

George Howard correspondence and business records 1859

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 4, Folder 6

George Howard correspondence and business records 1860s-1870s

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 4, Folder 7

Correspondence and business records undated

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Oversize Box 1

Account book for the schooner Julia Ann 1840-1842

Physical Description: 1.0 volume

Scope and Contents

Log from the schooner Julia Ann listing the names of the crew and tracking deductions from sailors’ wages for cash advances and the purchase of clothing and other goods. Also lists the ship’s expenses for purchases of food and other goods in New York, Panama, Taboga, and along the coast of California.
Oversize Box 1

Transcript of the proceedings in case no. 507, H. S. Teschemacher, et al: claimants vs. United States, defendant for the place named Lup-Yomi 29 April 1854

Physical Description: 1.0 volume