Guide to the John Augustus Sutter papers, 1846-1870
Guide to the John Augustus Sutter Papers, 1846-1870
Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 631The Bancroft Library
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- Apr. 3, 1962
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- Watson, Douglas S.: Life of Johan August Sutter, 3 l.(?)
- Portraits (3) and picture of Sutter's Fort
- 4 newspaper clippings
Sutter, John Augustus
Letters to William Worthington Chipman (June 16, 1862, Jan. 27, 1868), James William Denver (July 6, 1854), William Alexander Leidesdorff (Aug. 4, 1846), Orville C. Pratt (Dec. 29, 1855), Bennett Riley (Dec. 11, 1849), John F. Romie (May 12, 1848), Ad. Eggis, (May 12, 1880), A. Peri (Sept. 18, 1874), Jasper O'Farrell (July 27, 1857)
Documents concerning sale of land on Yuba River to Mr. Rose, Apr. 1850.
Deed of sale of land in Sacramento to Mayor R. P. Johnson, Apr. 28, 1854.
Statement about himself, 1854.
Order to pay a bill, July 17, 1857.
Power of attorney to Darius Ogden Mills and Co., June 4, 1864.
Roster of forces which left Sutter's Fort, Jan. 1, 1845.
Map of area along part of Sacramento and Plumas Rivers, known as Rancho de Flugge. Certified true copy by Sutter, n.d.
Micheltorena, Manuel: Formal title to New Helvetia, Dec. 22, 1844. Copy.
Sutter, Emil Victor, d. 1883: Letter to A. Peri, Oct. 5, 1874.
Sutter, John Augustus (son ), 1826-1897
Letter to William Worthington Chipman, June 18, 1870
Inventory of Russian-American Co. at Fort Ross and Bodega, 1841. 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.
Photocopy and transcripts of Sutter's letters, grouped alphabetically according to addressee, and chronologically within each group. Partial list of contents follows:
To John Bidwell, 5 letters, 1851-1854. Originals in the California State Library.
To William Alexander Leidesdorff, 27 letters, 1844-1848. Originals in the Huntington Library.
To John Marsh, 22 letters, 1840-1846. From Bolton transcripts, and also 5 from originals in the California State Library.
To Pierson Barton Reading, 33 letters, 1844-1846. Originals in the California State Library.
Photocopy and transcripts of Sutter letters, grouped alphabetically according to addressee, and chronologically within each group. Partial list of contents follows:
To Antonio Suñol, 46 letters, 1840-1846. Originals in the California State Library. (N. B. There are extracts of these letters in the H. H. Bancroft Collection, BANC MSS C-E 110)
To Mr. Struck, Apr. 14, 1854.
To Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, 5 letters, Sept. 23-Dec. 21, 1844. Originals in the Huntington Library.
To Vital Ferdinand Vignes, 2 letters, 1852-1856. Originals in private possession.
Miscellaneous letters printed in newspapers and/or books.
Contains photocopy of miscellaneous documents, mainly relating to New Helvetia. Arranged chronologically insofar as size permits. Include:
Alvarado, Juan Bautista, 1809-1882
[Grant to Sutter of New Helvetia, June 18, 1841]. Translation only.
[Espediente promovido or Don Juan Agusto Sutter en solicitud de un terreno que se halla a las margenes del Rio Sacramento, June 19, 1841]
Sutter vs. U.S. no. 92
Re New Helvetia grant, May 15, 1855
U.S. Land Commissioners
[Evidence taken in case 192, John A. Sutter vs. The United States, 1854]
U.S. Supreme Court
[U.S. vs. Sutter, case no. 135 - argument for intervenors Nicolas Algier et al.]. Transcript only. 1864.
2 maps of New Helvetia, one undated, the other filed June 28, 1854.
Meyer, Albert Fr.: Stammbaum Sutter.
A Sutter genealogy prepared for Julian Dana. Gift of Warren Howell, July 26, 1949.