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Finding aid to the Faxon Dean Atherton family papers, 1852-1910, MS 4129
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Box 1, Folder 1

Finding aid to the Faxon Dean Atherton family papers 2011

 

Correspondence 1852-1896

Physical Description: 34.0 folders
 

Letters to and from Atherton family members 1857-1883

Physical Description: 7.0 folders
Box 1, Folder 2

Letters from Charles T. Ward and Amanda Ward (brother-in-law and sister of Faxon Dean Atherton) to Faxon Dean Atherton 1857, 1874-1876

Box 1, Folder 3

Letters to and from Dominga Goñi de Atherton (wife of Faxon Dean Atherton) 1874-1883

Language of Materials: Letters are in Spanish.
Box 1, Folder 4

Letters from George Atherton (son of Faxon Dean Atherton) to Faxon Dean Atherton 1868-1875

Box 1, Folder 5

Letters to and from Florence Atherton (daughter of Faxon Dean Atherton) 1874-1875

Scope and Contents

Consists of letters written to and by Florence Atherton while she was a student at Mills Seminary in Oakland, California.
Box 1, Folder 6

Letters from Isabel Edwards (daughter of Faxon Dean Atherton) to Faxon Dean Atherton 1864, 1874-1875

Box 1, Folder 7

Letters from Faxon Dean Atherton, Jr., to Faxon Dean Atherton 1874

Box 1, Folder 8

Letters form Enrique Edwards (son-in-law of Faxon Dean Atherton) to Faxon Dean Atherton 1874-1875

 

Letters to and from Faxon Dean Atherton's friends and business associates 1852-1896

Physical Description: 27.0 folders
Box 1, Folder 9

Letters to and from Samuel Crane regarding his dispute with Elisha T. Loring of Loring & Co. 1852-1856

Box 1, Folder 10

Letters from James Hall to Loring & Co. 1854

Box 1, Folder 11

Letters from Thomas K. Sanders to Faxon Dean Atherton 1854

Box 1, Folder 12

Letter from Joseph P. Thompson to Faxon Dean Atherton 1857

Box 1, Folder 13

Letters from W. W. Evans and Charles H. Hill to Faxon Dean Atherton regarding the Valparaiso railroad 1857

Box 1, Folders 14-21

Letters from James W. Thrift to Faxon Dean Atherton 1861-1874

Scope and Contents

Letters from Atherton's attorney James W. Thrift document Atherton's real estate investments in California in the 1860s and 1870s.
Box 1, Folder 22

Letters to and from Alex B. Grogan (Faxon Dean Atherton's San Francisco business agent) 1863, 1874-1878

Box 1, Folder 23

Letter from Loring & Co. to Faxon Dean Atherton 1866

Box 1, Folder 24

Letter from Antonio Agacio to Faxon Dean Atherton 1873

Box 1, Folder 25

Letters from Samuel D. Crane to Faxon Dean Atherton 1873-1874

Box 1, Folder 26

Letters from William Blain to Faxon Dean Atherton 1873-1874

Box 1, Folder 27

Letters from Edgar Briggs to Faxon Dean Atherton 1873-1876

Box 1, Folder 28

Letters from James W. Sturgis to Faxon Dean Atherton 1873-1876

Box 1, Folder 29

Letter from James T. Watkins to Faxon Dean Atherton regarding a tobacco venture in Lake County, California 1874

Box 1, Folder 30

Letters from John Brown to Faxon Dean Atherton 1874-1875

Box 1, Folder 31

Letters from Pelham W. Ames to Faxon Dean Atherton 1874-1875

Box 1, Folder 32

Letters from Edmund White to Faxon Dean Atherton 1874-1876

Box 1, Folder 33

Letters from Gustave Schulte to Faxon Dean Atherton 1875-1876

Box 1, Folder 34

Miscellaneous letters to Faxon Dean Atherton 1850-1874

Box 1, Folder 35

Miscellaneous letters to Faxon Dean Atherton 1875-1896, undated

 

Personalia and ephemera 1868-1888, undated

Physical Description: 3.0 folders, 1 volume
Box 1, Folder 36

Business and calling cards undated

Box 1, Folder 37

Report cards 1868, 1874-1875

Box 1, Folder 38

Miscellaneous ephemera 1868-1888

Volume 1

Harper's Statistical Gazetteer of the World, by J. Calvin Smith (signed by W. L. Atherton?) 1855

 

Business records 1852-1910

Physical Description: 13.0 folders
 

Accounts 1852-1880

Physical Description: 4.0 folders
Box 1, Folder 39

Faxon Dean Atherton accounts 1852-1858

Scope and Contents

Includes accounts with Alex B. Grogan and Samuel D. Crane & Co.
Box 2, Folder 1

Faxon Dean Atherton accounts 1861-1868

Scope and Contents

Includes accounts with Alex B. Grogan and Patterson and Stow.
Box 2, Folder 2

Faxon Dean Atherton accounts 1871-1877

Box 2, Folder 3

Accounts 1880, undated

 

Receipts and invoices 1853-1910

Physical Description: 7.0 folders
Box 2, Folder 4

Dominga Goñi de Atherton receipts, Valparaiso, Chile 1855

Box 2, Folder 5

Faxon Dean Atherton receipts, Valparaiso, Chile 1853-1856

Scope and Contents

Includes the billhead of Compro de Loring (Loring & Co.).
Box 2, Folder 6

Faxon Dean Atherton invoices and receipts, California 1857-1869

Box 2, Folder 7

Faxon Dean Atherton invoices and receipts, California and Valparaiso 1870-1877

Box 2, Folder 8

Alex B. Grogan invoices and receipts, California 1863-1878, undated

Box 2, Folder 9

Expense bills to the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads 1873-1897

Box 2, Folder 10

Invoices and receipts 1879-circa 1910, undated

Box 2, Folder 11

Dry Creek Tunnel & Fluming Co. (Shasta County) records 1871-1872

Box 2, Folder 12

Fair Oaks Farm Diary records (Percival W. Selby, proprietor) 1887-1891

 

Legal records 1853-1880

Physical Description: 3.0 folders
Box 2, Folder 13

John Gorham Coffin estate records 1853-1854

Language of Materials: Documents are in English and Spanish.

Scope and Contents

Consists of records of the Valparaiso estate of John Gorham Coffin, of which Faxon Dean Atherton was executor.
Box 2, Folder 14

Probate notices and other legal documents 1854-1880

Language of Materials: Documents are in English and Spanish.
Box 2, Folder 15

Faxon D. Atherton vs. Fortoul et als. complaints and memorandum 1864, undated

Scope and Contents

Consists of a copy of a complaint and memorandum documenting the land dispute between Faxon D. Atherton and Maria de Jesus Vallejo de Fortoul et als. (including Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo) over Rancho Bolsa de San Cayetano in Monterey County.
 

Real estate records 1859-1882

Physical Description: 9.0 folders
Box 2, Folder 16

Corralitos Ranch records 1859-1880

Box 2, Folder 17

Sal Si Puedes Ranch records 1860-1875

Box 2, Folder 18

Milpitas Ranch records 1861-1882

Box 2, Folder 19

Hayward real estate records 1863-1879

Box 2, Folders 20-21

San Lorenzo Ranch records 1864-1881

Box 2, Folder 22

Bolsa de San Cayetano Ranch records 1867-1880

Box 2, Folder 23

Contra Costa Water Company deed 1878

Box 2, Folder 24

Miscellaneous real estate records 1860-1875, undated

Box 2, Folder 25

Income, state, and county tax records 1863-1875

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box 2, Folder 26

James Lick Trust records 1876-1877

Physical Description: 1.0 folder