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Guide to the DeWitt Clinton Thompson Papers, 1858-1900
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: DeWitt Clinton Thompson Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1858-1900
    Box Number: 360
    Creator: Thompson, DeWitt Clinton, d.1919
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State 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], DeWitt Clinton Thompson Papers, California State Library.

    Access Points

    United States-History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
    Thompson, DeWitt Clinton, d.. 1919


    Business, military and family papers.


    DeWitt Clinton Thompson arrived in San Francisco on the steamer California in 1849. He was in real estate and business, and became a city official in San Francisco. He was one of the founders of the State Agricultural Society, in 1854. In 1865 he organized the National Insurance Company; in 1868, the California Trust Company, and in 1876, the Bank of Commerce. He was appointed Major General of California in 1874. He died at his home in Santa Rosa on May 13, 1919.


    • Cole, Cornelius, 1822-1924

    Material Transferred from the Collection

    • Photographs, 2 maps, 3 badges, 1 pioneer letter.