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Register of the Svensson (Anders S.) Collection, 1870-1891
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Svensson (Anders S.) Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1870-1891
    Collection number: Ms25
    Extent: 1 linear ft.
    Repository: San Joaquin County Museum.
    Lodi, CA 95241
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research by appointment only.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Svensson (Anders S.) Collection, Ms25, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum.

    Access Points

    personal name

    Svensson, Anders S. (1864-1891)
    Waeller, Anna
    Jahnsen, Annie
    Sandberg, Knut S.
    Andersdotter, Martha

    corporate name

    Hamburg American Packet Company


    Swedish Americans - California - Correspondence
    Swedish Americans - Minnesota - Correspondence
    Swedish Americans - California - Diaries
    Swedish Americans - California - Photographs
    Evangelists - Calfornia - Shasta County
    Evangelists - California - San Francisco
    Evangelists - California - San Joaquin County
    Evangelists - Montana - Helena

    geographical name

    San Joaquin County (Calif.) - Social life and customs
    San Francisco (Calif.) - Social life and customs
    Shasta County (Calif.) - Social life and customs
    St. Paul (Minn.) - Social life and customs


    Anders Svensson (1864-1891) came to America from Sölvesborg, Sweden in about 1883. Judging from the correspondence and personal effects found on his body at the time of his death, Svensson (or "Andrew Swanson" as he chose to be known after 1885) was a traveling preacher. He corresponded with several individuals in St. Paul, Minn., but it is unclear how much time he may have spent in that city. Envelopes are addressed to him in: Helena, Mont. (July 1889); Red Bluff, Calif. (October 1889); and, San Francisco (1890). Correspondence indicates that Svensson came to the place of his death, Staten Island, San Joaquin County, in August 1890.

    Scope and Content

    The Svensson Collection consists principally of correspondence to Anders Svensson (1883-1890); personal papers and diaries of Anders Svensson and Svensson's personal library. Most of the material is in Swedish.