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Guide to the Searls & Searls Records, 1863-1960 (bulk 1863-1925)
BANC MSS 77/176 c  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Searls & Searls Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1863-1960
    Date (bulk): (bulk 1863-1925)
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 77/176 c
    Creator: Searls & Searls
    Extent: Number of containers: 5 boxes
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Records consist of correspondence and business records, including abstracts, affidavits, deeds, and other legal documents, pertaining to the activities of this Nevada City, California law firm. With one exception, these date from 1863 to 1925, during which time Niles Searls was in practice with his son, Fred Searls, and grandson, Carroll Searls. Searls' files particularly relate to the settlement of land tenure issues, estates, and mining interests in the West, although a small amount of family correspondence is also included.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator or the Head of Public Services for forwarding. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Searls & Searls Records, BANC MSS 77/176 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Related Collection

    • Title: Niles Searls diary,
      1849 May 9-October 1,
      Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS C-F 46

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The records of Searls & Searls were given to The Bancroft Library by Warren Howell on June 1, 1977.

    Scope and Content

    The records of Searls & Searls consist of correspondence and business records, including abstracts, affidavits, deeds, and other legal documents, pertaining to the activities of this Nevada City, California law firm. With the exception of one newspaper clipping from 1960, these date from 1863 to 1925, during which time Niles Searls was in practice with his son, Fred Searls, and grandson, Carroll Searls.
    Searls' files particularly relate to the settlement of land tenure issues, estates, and mining interests in the West, although a small amount of family correspondence is also included.