Guide to the DeWitt Clinton Thompson Papers, 1858-1900

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California State Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the DeWitt Clinton Thompson Papers, 1858-1900



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

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

Access

Unrestricted.

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
Pioneers--California

Contents

Business, military and family papers.

Biography

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.

Correspondents

  • Cole, Cornelius, 1822-1924

Material Transferred from the Collection

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

Container List

Box Box 360

Books, business & military papers, correspondence and miscellaneous material (calling cards, invitations, programs, etc.)