Guide to the Joseph Libbey Folsom Collection, 1848-1859

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California State Library
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P.O. Box 942837
Sacramento, California 94237-0001
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California State Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Joseph Libbey Folsom Collection, 1848-1859



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: Joseph Libbey Folsom Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1848-1859
Box Number: 200
Collector: Wagner, Henry R.
Extent: 1 box
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph Libbey Folsom Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

Folsom, Joseph Libbey, 1817-1855
San Francisco (Calif.)--History
California--History--1846-1850

Contents

Business papers, certificates, correspondence, Folsom estate materials, Leidesdorff estate materials, legal papers, Pulgas Rancho materials.

Biography

Joseph Libbey Folsom was born May 19, 1817, in New Hampshire. He was a graduate of West Point and came to California in March, 1847 as Captain and Assistant Quartermaster of Stevenson's Regiment of New York Volunteers. He was the first Collector of the Port of San Francisco under American rule. He invested in San Francisco real estate and his purchase of the Leidesdorff estate made him very wealthy. The town of Folsom was built on property purchased from the Leidessdorff estate and named for Captain Folsom. He died in San Jose, July 19, 1855.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

  • Suydam, Reed and Company (Calif.)
  • Suydam, Henry.
  • Reed, Almet.

Other Correspondents

  • Hamilton, C. A.
  • Hoskins, E. D.
  • Peachy, A. L.

Container List

Box 200

Generally chronological