Guide to the Joseph Mora Moss Papers, 1849-1867, and Dr. J. Mora Moss, III Papers, 1863-1915

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Guide to the Joseph Mora Moss Papers, 1849-1867, and Dr. J. Mora Moss, III Papers, 1863-1915



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:
James Lake
© 1998 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Joseph Mora Moss Papers, and Dr. J. Mora Moss, III Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1849-1867,
Date (inclusive): 1863-1915
Box Number: 1148-1155
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph Mora Moss Papers, and Dr. J. Mora Moss, III Papers, California State Library.

Access Points

Moss, Joseph Mora, 1809-1880.
Moss, Joseph Mora, d. 1921
Businessmen--California--San Francisco.
Physicians--California--San Francisco.
California State Telegraph Company.
San Francisco Gas Company.
Market Street Railway Company (San Francisco, Calif.)
Sitka Ice Company.

Contents

Business and personal papers of Joseph Mora Moss. The collection includes receipt, record and ledger books, photographs as well as papers of Dr. Joseph Mora Moss, III.

Biography

Joseph Moravia Moss was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 1, 1809, the son of Samuel and Eleanor Titterway Mercer Moss. He arrived in California about 1850. He was a partner in the banking firm of Pioche and Bayerque until 1859. J. Mora Moss was the first vice-president and the third president of the San Francisco Gas Co. (later to become P.G.& E.) and a trustee of the Sacramento Valley Railroad Co. in the early 1860s. In the late 1860s, his business interests expanded to include the California State Telegraph Co., Market Street Railroad and the Sitka Ice Industry. He was a Regent for the University of California and one of the directors of the School for the Deaf and Blind. In 1867, he married his housekeeper, Julia Wood. On November 21, 1880, he died at his estate, Mosswood, in Oakland.
Dr. Joseph Mora Moss, III was a San Francisco physician who served as Chief Medical Officer of the 12th District (California, Nevada and Arizona) of the Federal Board for Vocational Education. In 1919 he was promoted to Chief Associate Medical Officer of the Federal Board for Vocational Education in Washington, DC. He attained the rank of Major in the U.S. Army. His interest in art led him to become a lecturer on the subject. He died in Washington, DC on April 23, 1921.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

  • Borie, A. E.
  • Davison, E. F.
  • Haven, Howard
  • Ingersoll, E.
  • Meader, C. J.
  • Moss, Charlotte
  • Moss, John
  • Moss, Maria
  • Moss, Theodore
  • Robinson, L. L.
  • Schuchardt and Gebhard

Other Correspondents

  • Babcock, H. S.
  • Bacon, H. D.
  • Bacon, Jacob
  • Barrett, William G.
  • Barry, Miss.
  • Beale, Thomas
  • Beggs, W. W.
  • Billings, F.
  • Booker, William L.
  • Butler, James
  • Caduc, P.
  • Campbell, George
  • Campbell, William
  • Campion, C. M.
  • Carpentier, Horace W.
  • Chiffern, E.
  • Clemson, Thomas Green, 1807-1888.
  • Coe, L. W.
  • Cogswell, H. D.
  • Cohen, Alfred A. (Alfred Andrew), 1829-1887.
  • Coleman
  • Cornwall, R. B.
  • Cowell, Henry.
  • Crane, H. F.
  • Crane, W. W., Jr.
  • Dana, L. L., Mrs.
  • Dana, N. I. J.
  • Dwinelle, John W.
  • Eastland, J.
  • Edwards, John.
  • Ellwanger & Barry
  • Enfs, F.
  • Fitz, Charles.
  • Fitzgerald, Oscar Penn, 1829-1911.
  • Fluit, James P.
  • Foulkes, Dupery.
  • Friedlander, J.
  • Fumhjelm, J.
  • Garboes, John R.
  • Gaven, D.
  • Greenhood, O.
  • Greenway, John.
  • Greer, Erskin.
  • Griffin, M. A.
  • Hagart, Henry S.
  • Hancock, Henry.
  • Harl, W.
  • Hartman, Isaac.
  • Haven, C. D.
  • Hawkins, Joseph.
  • Higgins, C. S.
  • Horn, B. C.
  • Huddart, R. L.
  • Hunter, William.
  • Inge, S. W.
  • Johnson, George C.
  • Kelly, J.
  • Laboude, J. C.
  • Lambert, John.
  • Latham, William B., Jr.
  • Lulop, B.
  • McCoy, W. W.
  • MacCrellish, F.
  • McLane, C. E.
  • McPherson, J. M.
  • McQuaid, J. A.
  • Mace, F.
  • Macomber, George A.
  • Magic, James.
  • Mallon, T. C.
  • Matson, Nath.
  • Meeker, David.
  • Mellus, Francis.
  • Mickle, Edward.
  • Miel, F. G.
  • Miller, E. I.
  • Miller and Houghton Co.
  • Mohun, Peter F.
  • Moore, H. H.
  • Moriarty, Mary.
  • Morrill, H., Mrs.
  • Moss, Delia F.
  • Moss, Emily N.
  • Moss, Henry N.
  • Moss, James.
  • Moss, Lucy B.
  • Moss, Maria.
  • Moss, Nellie M.
  • Murphy, William S.
  • Myers, J. R.
  • Nicholson, J. E.
  • Nixon, David W.
  • O'Donoughue, William K.
  • Ogden, R. L.
  • Oldmixon, George Scott.
  • Oldmixon, Corina.
  • Palmer, J. C.
  • Pauloff, N.
  • Peck, J. A.
  • Pettigrew, William J.
  • Phillips, Barnet, 1828-1905.
  • Phillips, Maria.
  • Pillsbury, E. S. (Evans Searle), b. 1839.
  • Pringle, Jas. Reid.
  • Purdon, James.
  • Ralston, William Chapman, 1826-1875.
  • Robinson, Lester Ludyah.
  • Robinson, Mary C.
  • Rogers, J. S.
  • Runyon, W. S.
  • Schmidt, Frederick C.
  • Shafter, J. M. M.
  • Sharp, Sol A.
  • Shearer, Arthur, Sr.
  • Silver, J. J.
  • Smiley, Thomas J.
  • Tappan and Starbuck.
  • Stout, C. H.
  • Strawbridge, George.
  • Telfair, Moody.
  • Thompson, J. D.
  • Tohle, M.
  • Tompkins, Edward.
  • Van Bruit, R.
  • Vinzent, Charles.
  • Wadsworth, William Romeo, b. 1807.
  • Waller and Moore
  • Warburton, Joseph.
  • Weissenburger and Scholoesser
  • West, John H.
  • Whitehead, J.
  • Wilkinson, Warring.
  • Wohler, Herman.
  • Wood, Julia Theresa.

Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Account book #295

    Record book of imported commodities including newspaper clippings of current prices ca. the 1850s.
  • Certificates: In Textural file: Schools

    Foley, John. (Sacramento Public Schools, Primary Dept. diploma promoting John Foley to Intermediate Dept., April 27, 1866).

Container List

Box Box 1148

Correspondence: B-I

Box Box 1149

Correspondence: J-M

Box Box 1150

Correspondence: N-W

Box Box 1151

California State Telegraph Company

 

Market Street Railway

 

San Francisco Gas Company

 

Sitka Ice Industry

Box Box 1152

Dr. Joseph Mora Moss III materials

 

Unidentified and miscellaneous materials

Box Box 1153

Checkstubs, notebook and receipt book

Box Box 1154

Letter copy book, record book and ledger book

Box Box 1155

Unidentified photographs