Guide to the William Higby Letters, 1837-1859

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Guide to the William Higby Letters, 1837-1859



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: William Higby Letters,
Date (inclusive): 1837-1859
Box Number: 218
Creator: Higby, William, 1813-1887
Extent: 1 box
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

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Access Points

California--Gold discoveries
Lawyers--California
San Francisco (Calif.)--History
Calaveras County (Calif.)--History
California--Politics and government
Higby, William, 1813-1887

Contents

Letters of William Higby to his mother and father.

Biography

William Higby was born in New York August 18, 1813. He was a lawyer by profession, coming to California in 1850. He practiced law in San Francisco, then mined for gold at Mokelumne Hill. He was elected District Attorney of Calaveras County (1843-59) and was later elected to the State Senate (1863). In 1863, Higby was elected to Congress serving three terms (1863-68). In 1877, he became Internal Revenue Collector for California. He died at Santa Rosa, California, November 26, 1887.

Correspondents

  • Higby, William, 1813-1887

Container List

Box 218

Arranged chronologically