Guide to the Fish Family Papers, 1835-1913

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Guide to the Fish Family Papers, 1835-1913

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 388

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Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1955-1966
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Fish Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1835-1913
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 388
Creator: Fish family
Extent: Number of containers: 1 album (46 items)
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Scrapbook of letters, clippings, etc., chiefly from Charles Fish, his brother, Lafayette, and sisters, Caroline and Cornelia, to members of their family. Many relate to ranching in Contra Costa Co., and to bringing of large herds of sheep overland in the 1850's.

Journal, Jan. 17-Mar. 31, 1853, of Charles Fish's voyage to California via New Orleans and Nicaragua; to San Francisco on steamer, Independence, shipwrecked near Magdalena Bay, Lower California and rescue by whaler, Meteor.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fish family papers, BANC MSS C-B 388, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

Lent for filming by Dr. C. J. Frederick, 2929 Ashby Ave., Berkeley 5, California, February 1955. Courtesy of Dr. Stanley A. Hunter.

Key to Arrangement

item 1.

Charles Fish to brother Eli H. Fish; Memphis, Tenn.; May 11, 1837.

item 2.

2 lace-paper envelopes addressed to Cornelia Fish.

item 3.

Charles Fish to sister Cornelia; Monticello, Miss.; May 12, 1851.

item 4.

Charles Fish to Eli Fish; Gallatin, Miss.; March 13, 1838 (part torn away).

item 5.

How to consult the barometer.

item 6.

Charles Fish to father Libbeous Fish; Monticello, Miss.; April 23, 1845.

item 7.

L. I. Fish to sister and to Eli; Jackson; Sept 19, 1848.

item 8.

L. I. Fish to sister Mrs. Mary A. Randall; Jackson; April 1, 1849.

item 9.

Charles Fish to sister Cornelia; Monticello; March 17, 1851.

item 10.

Charles Fish to father; Monticello; Dec. 19, 1852.

item 11.

Charles Fish to father; San Francisco; Aug. 31, 1853.

item 12.

Charles Fish to brother; San Francisco; Dec. 29, 1853.

item 13.

Charles Fish to father; San Francisco; Sept. 15, 1853.

item 14.

Charles Fish to sister Mary; San Francisco; Dec. 28, 1853.

item 15.

Charles Fish to father; San Francisco; Nov. 30, 1853.

item 16.

Charles Fish to father; San Francisco; Feb. 14, 1854.

item 17.

Charles Fish to father; San Francisco; Apr. 13, 1854.

item 18.

Charles Fish to father; San Francisco; May 14, 1854.

item 19.

Charles Fish to father; Martinez; Aug. 15, 1854.

item 20.

Charles Fish to father; Martinez; Oct. 31, 1854.

item 21.

Charles Fish to brother; Martinez; Jan. 21, 1855.

item 22.

Charles Fish to father; Martinez; May 15, 1855.

item 23.

Charles Fish to sister Cornelia; Martinez; Aug. 4, 1856.

item 24.

Map of Welch Valley.

item 25.

Charles Fish to father; Martinez; Jan. 3, 1857.

item 26.

Charles Fish to brother Fayette; Martinez; Feb. 18, 1857.

item 27.

Charles Fish to father; Martinez; Jan. 2, 1858.

item 28.

Charles Fish to father; Martinez; Jan. 19, 1858.

item 29.

Caroline Fish to father; Martinez; Aug. 16, Dec. 3, Dec. 18, 1858, Jan. 4, 1859.

Physical Description: (7 sheets)
item 30.

Caroline Fish to sister; Batavia, N.Y.; Sept. 7, 1857.

item 31.

Fanny E. Fish to uncle L. Fish; Birmingham, April 18, 1858.

item 32.

Newspaper obituaries of Charles Fish;

Physical Description: 6 pages.
item 33.

L. I. ("Fayette") Fish to father; "On the farm" [Martinez]; Dec. 18, 1857.

item 34.

J. W. (Josiah) Fish to father; sheet, beginning ½ of letter missing.

item 35.

Caroline Fish to parents; Martinez; Feb. 3, 1858,

Physical Description: 3 sheets.
item 36.

Cornelia Fish to father; Batavia, N.Y.; May 18, 1858.

item 37.

Newspaper clipping, wheat shipped 1872; pencil notation.

item 38.

Caroline Fish to father; Martinez; Jan. 19, 1859.

item 39.

L. I. Fish to father; [Martinez]; Jan. 19, 1859.

item 40.

Newspaper clipping, quotes letter from Charles Fish to John Searle.

item 41.

Caroline Fish to father; Martinez; March 3, 1859.

item 42.

C. Denis? to Miss Fish; Wellesley; Dec. 15, 1898.

item 43.

Henry A. Webster to Charles Fish, pencil note by C. F. on margin; San Francisco; June 25, 1856.

item 44.

Newspaper clipping, sale of Fish home in Martinez; Jan. 24, 1913.

item 45.

Newspaper clipping, accident to Mrs. Charles Fish.

item 46.

Journal, Jan. 17-Mar. 31, 1853, of Charles Fish's voyage to California, via New Orleans and Nicaragua, shipwreck of steamer Independence, etc. Loaned for filming also.