Scope and Content
Title: Svensson (Anders S.) Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1870-1891
Collection number: Ms25
Extent: 1 linear ft.
San Joaquin County Museum.
Collection is open for research by appointment only.
The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary
[Identification of item], Svensson (Anders S.) Collection, Ms25, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum.
Svensson, Anders S. (1864-1891)
Sandberg, Knut S.
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
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.