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Guide to the John Daggett Collection, 1864-1919, 1931, 1957
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
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  • Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Daggett Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1864-1919, 1931, 1957
    Box Number: 437-440
    Creator: Daggett, John, 1833-1919
    Extent: 4 boxes
    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], John Daggett Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Gold mines and mining--California
    Indians of North America--California
    Black Bear Mine (Calif.)
    Daggett, John, 1833-1919


    Business letters, legal instruments, accounts, scrapbooks, certificates.


    John Daggett was born in Newark, New York, May 9, 1833. He came to California ca. 1852, at age 19, with his brother David and was elected to the Assembly in 1858, and re-elected in 1859, and 1880. He bought into the Black Bear Mine in 1862, sold out in 1863, re-opened in 1866, and sold out again in 1872. He bought it again in 1884-85. Daggett was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1882. He was appointed Superintendent of the United States Mint in San Francisco in 1893, in which capacity he served for four years. He held interest in the Calico Mine in San Bernardino County. The city of Daggett, in this mining area, was named for him. He died August 30, 1919.


    Major Correspondents

    • Brizzard & Van Rossum
    • Denny Bar Company
    • Forester, H. B.
    • Oliver, William Letts

    Other Correspondents

    • Ackley, J. C.
    • Baird, Charles
    • Barrows, Thomas A. and Black Bear Quartz Mining Company
    • Barrows, Thomas A. and Dunphy, P. F., et. al.
    • Barrows, Thomas A. and Stephens, Joseph, et al.
    • Beith, James
    • Bell, H. C.
    • Bennet & Miller
    • Black Bear Quartz Mining Company
    • Brown, T. M.
    • Burrel, W. M.
    • Comstock & Martin
    • Cross & Company
    • Daggett, Nallie.
    • Denny Brothers
    • Dewitt, R. O.
    • Diggles, H. J.
    • Dunphy, P. F.
    • Evans, W. I.
    • Ferrel, James N.
    • Fitzgerald, J. P.
    • Fitzsimmons, Barry
    • Galletly, Alex J.
    • Gashwiler, J. W.
    • Glendening, J.
    • Glendening, T.
    • Green, W. C.
    • Hamilton, F. McN.
    • Harris, J. C.
    • Hearn, M. R.
    • Horn, David
    • Jenning, Orlando
    • Johnson, C. H.
    • Jones, Samuel
    • Kirkby, W. H.
    • Kotok, I. E.
    • Leach, Frank Aleamon, 1846-
    • McCall, J. M.
    • McConaughy
    • McConnell & McManus
    • MacKenzie, John S.
    • Marks, Edmund & Company
    • Moore, Joseph
    • Mount, Gregory Water & Mining Company.
    • Nesmith, J. G.
    • Phillips, Taber & Company
    • Quigley, William H.
    • Rayner, Herbert R.
    • Reichman, E.
    • Skaggs, T. C.
    • Smith, George
    • Smithsonian Institution
    • Stott, A. W.
    • Swain, Albert Free, 1893-
    • Taylor, R. P.
    • Ten Eyck, T. C.
    • Vogan, James H.
    • Warden, W. D.
    • Wells, Charles H.
    • Wells Fargo & Company

    Material Transferred from the Collection


    • Title: Mount Gregory Water & Mining Company's proposed water supply for the city of San Francisco.
    • Title: A1 Tahoe (Tract map)
      Date: n.d.