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Inventory of Photographs from the Marsh Family Papers, circa 1855-1952
BANC PIC 1963.004-.009  
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Description
Photographs from the Marsh and Camron (Cameron) family. Collection includes large number of portraits and several albums of the Marsh and Camron (Cameron) families and friends. In addition, views taken in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Monterey, Mill Valley, Pleasanton, Auburn, Ben Lomond, Soda Spring, Calif. and other locations (Honolulu) are present. Photos depict city views, missions, ships, camping, vacationing, and exteriors and interiors of residences.
Background
John Marsh and his wife Abigail Smith (Tuck) Marsh were early California pioneers in Contra Costa County. Their daughter, Alice, married William Walker Camron, a landowner in the vicinity of Orinda, Calif. and, later, a resident of Oakland, Calif. Alice and/or her daughter changed the spelling of their surname to Cameron.
Extent
circa 350 photographic prints 91 digital objects (91 images)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft 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.
Availability
Collection is open for research, except for portraits (tintype and portrait on ivory[?]), which are restricted. Use of portraits only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.