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Sutter (John A.) Papers
BANC MSS C-B 631  
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Sutter, John Augustus 1854-1874

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Outgoing correspondence 1846-1880

Scope and Contents

Letters to William Worthington Chipman, James William Denver, William Alexander Leidesdorff, Orville C. Pratt, Bennett Riley, John F. Romie, Ad. Eggis, A. Peri, and Jasper O'Farrell.
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Documents concerning sale of land on Yuba River to Mr. Rose April 1850

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Deed of sale of land in Sacramento to Mayor R. P. Johnson April 28, 1854

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Statement about himself 1854

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Order to pay a bill July 17, 1857

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Power of attorney to Darius Ogden Mills and Co. June 4, 1864

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Roster of forces which left Sutter's Fort January 1, 1845

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Map of area along part of Sacramento and Plumas Rivers, known as Rancho de Flugge. Certified true copy by Sutter undated

General

For further materials relating to property, see also separate portfolio volume
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Micheltorena, Manuel: Formal title to New Helvetia, Copy. December 22, 1844

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Sutter, Emil Victor, d. 1883: Letter to A. Peri, October 5, 1874

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Sutter, John Augustus (son ), 1826-1897

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Letter to William Worthington Chipman June 18, 1870

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Inventory of Russian-American Co. at Fort Ross and Bodega 1841

Scope and Contents

In French. With agreement for terms of sale to Sutter. Copy of original. Original signed by Sutter, Jacob Leese, J. J. Vioget and Francisco Guerrero. With typescript translation and notes.
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Photocopy and transcripts of Sutter's letters 1840-1854

Arrangement

Grouped alphabetically according to addressee, and chronologically within each group.

Scope and Contents

Partial list of contents: 5 letters to John Bidwell, 1851-1854 (riginals in the California State Library). 27 letters to William Alexander Leidesdorff, 1844-1848 (originals in the Huntington Library). 22 letters to John Marsh, 1840-1846 (from Bolton transcripts, and also 5 from originals in the California State Library). 33 letters to Pierson Barton Reading, 1844-1846 (originals in the California State Library).
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Photocopy and transcripts of Sutter letters

Arrangement

Grouped alphabetically according to addressee, and chronologically within each group.

Scope and Contents

Partial list of contents: 46 letters to Antonio Suñol, 1840-1846 (originals in the California State Library; there are extracts of these letters in the H. H. Bancroft Collection, BANC MSS C-E 110). 1 letter to Mr. Struck, Apr. 14, 1854. 5 letters to Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, Sept. 23-Dec. 21, 1844 (originals in the Huntington Library). 2 letters to Vital Ferdinand Vignes, 1852-1856 (Originals in private possession). Miscellaneous letters printed in newspapers and/or books.
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Photocopies of miscellaneous documents, mainly relating to New Helvetia

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically insofar as size permits.
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Alvarado, Juan Bautista, 1809-1882. Grant to Sutter of New Helvetia. Translation only June 18, 1841

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[Espediente promovido or Don Juan Agusto Sutter en solicitud de un terreno que se halla a las margenes del Rio Sacramento] June 19, 1841

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Sutter vs. U.S. no. 92

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Regarding New Helvetia grant May 15, 1855

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U.S. Land Commissioners. Evidence taken in case 192, John A. Sutter vs. The United States 1854

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U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. vs. Sutter, case no. 135, argument for intervenors Nicolas Algier et al. Typescript only 1864

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2 maps of New Helvetia, one undated, the other filed June 28, 1854.

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Meyer, Albert Fr.: Stammbaum Sutter. A Sutter genealogy prepared for Julian Dana. Gift of Warren Howell July 26, 1949