The Enoch Smith papers measure 2.5 linear inches and date from 1861 to 1912. The
newspaper clipping describes Smith's birthday celebration with three friends who had been
involved with him over the years on both a personal and professional level. The diaries
list the costs of supplies, brands, and some daily activities of the cattle ranching
business. The notes concern the symbols used in branding cattle. The receipts are for
business expenses, payments of the poll tax, and subscriptions to newspapers such as the
Fresno Republican, Tulare County Times, and the
Fresno Democrat. The subpoena summoned Smith to testify for the plaintiff
in the Visalia Savings Bank vs. the Alta Irrigation District case.
Enoch Smith arrived in Visalia, California, from Kentucky in 1859. He began his career as
a cattleman, ranching in Fresno, Visalia, Columbia Hill, Nevada County, and the Squaw
Valley area from 1862 to 1923.
Copyright has not been transferred to California State University, Fresno.
The collection is open for research.