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Guide to the James M. Short Collection, 1859-1887
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: James M. Short Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1859-1887
    Box Number: 358
    Creator: Short, James M.
    Extent: 1 box
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], James M. Short Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Frontier and pioneer life--California
    Short, James M.


    Business papers, legal documents, personal papers, letters, receipts.


    James Short was born in Kentucky, July 17, 1822. He arrived in California in 1850. He was a farmer in Galt, Sacramento County. He served as Deputy County Assessor, Justice of the Peace, and School Trustee. He married his first wife, Maria Wade, in 1863. He was married a second time to Mrs. Augusta R. Sawyer.