Includes correspondence, diaries, letterpress copy books, legal documents, accounts, property records, and personal ephemera
concerning the life of Charles Maria Weber and his family in California. Weber was a German immigrant and founder of Stockton,
California. He came to California in 1841, and his family papers include material relating to his experience in the Mexican
War and land acquisition in the Stockton area. The bulk of material spans the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, with some
earlier family material. Correspondents include: Washington A. Bartlett, Hull McAllister, John C. Fremont, Thomas O. Larkin,
Joseph Bartine Hull, and John Augustus Sutter.
Charles Maria Weber, born in the small town of Steinvenden, Germany, on February 16, 1814, was the son of a Lutheran minister.
He was educated for the ministry, learned languages, ancient and modern, but, because of poor health, had to discontinue his
Number of containers: 54 boxes, 76 v. and 7 oversize folders
Linear feet: 29
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