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Guide to the Elbert P. Jones papers, 1846-1852
BANC MSS C-B 464  
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Box 1

Letters

 

Letters written by Elbert P. Jones

 

1847, Jan. 11 - to Joseph B. Hull (concerning editorial policy of the California Star)

 

1849, June 14 - to Persifor F. Smith (concerning San Francisco lot of A. B. Thompson)

 

1849, June 19 - to Bennet Riley (concerning San Francisco lot of A. B. Thompson)

 

1849, June 20 - to Henry W. Halleck (concerning San Francisco lot of A. B. Thompson). 2 versions

 

Letters written to Elbert P. Jones

 

Ackerman, J. Howard

 

Letter, May 29, 1848

 

Bale, Edward Turner, 1811-1849

 

Letter, Jan. 22, 1848

 

Brannan, Samuel, 1819-1889

 

Letter, Apr. 18, 1847

 

Frisbie, John B., 1824-

 

Letter, Mar. 25, 1848

 

Halleck, Henry Wager, 1815-1872

 

2 letters, 1849

 

Hardie, James Allen, 1823-1876

 

Letter, June 1, 1849

 

Hull, Joseph Bartine, 1802-1890

 

Letter, Jan. 15, 1847

 

Hyde, George, 1819-1890

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Leavenworth, Thaddeus Minor

 

Letter, Mar. 22, 1848

 

Lippincott, Benjamin S., 1815?-1870

 

Letter, Oct. 26, 1846

 

Tombs, Joseph H.

 

2 letters, 1850-1851

 

Miscellaneous letters

 

1848, Mar. 24 - Timothy Murphy to Robert Ridley (concerning sale of town lot by Gregorio Briones). Enclosures: 2 deeds (copies)

 

1848, Apr. 6 - note by Samuel I. Smith

 

1848, June 14 - William D. M. Howard to Makee & Anthon (concerning estate of W. A. Leidesdorff). Enclosures: 2 accounts

Box 1

Accounts, 1846-1852.

Additional Note

Arranged chronologically in 29 folders. The following people and firms (most of them in San Francisco) are represented:
folder 20, 21, 23, 25

Alden (S. H.) & Co.

folder 29

Almond, William B.

folder 17

Alsop & Brown (Happy Valley House)

folder 2

Bartlett, Washington Allon, 1820-1871

folder 1

Bidwell, John, 1819-1900

folder 1-7

Brannan (S.) & Co.

folder 1-4, 9-10

Brown, John Henry, 1810-1905

folder 5-6, 23

Buckelew, Benjamin R., 1822 ?-1859

folder 16

Burgoyne & Co.

folder 25

California Daily Courrier

folder 14

California House

folder 8

California Star

folder 5-6, 8

Californian

folder 2, 9

City Hotel

folder 17, 21, 23

Coit, Benjamin B., d. 1867

folder 1

Cordua, Theodor, 1796-1857

folder 12

Cross, Hobson & Co.

folder 1-8

Davis, William Heath, 1822-1909

folder 1

Dedmond, Joel P.

folder 9, 11

DeWitt & Harrison

folder 2-4, 6, 8-11

Dickson & Hay

folder 1

Don Quixote (bark)

folder 9-10, 15

Dring, David

folder 16

Eddy, William M.

folder 5-6, 8, 11

Egleston, George W.

folder 11, 14, 17

Evans, George M.

folder 10

Folson, Joseph Libbey, 1817-1855

folder 8

Fourgeaud, Victor J., 1815-1875

folder 18, 23

Geary, John White, 1819-1873

folder 3, 29

Gelston & Co.

folder 8

Gerke, Henry

folder 14, 17-20, 23-27, 29

Gilbert (E.) & Co. (Alta California)

folder 13

Gilbert, Hubbard & Co. (Alta California)

folder 8, 13

Gillespie, Charles V.

folder 2-3, 5

Glover, William, 1813-1892

folder 7-8

Goss & Blanchard

folder 27

Gray (Nathaniel) & Co.

folder 10, 29

Grayson, Andrew Jackson, 1819-1869

folder 2-3, 29

Grimes, Eliab, 1779-1848

folder 10-13, 16

Guerrero y Palomares, Francisco, 1811-1851

folder 19, 23

Halleck, Peachy & Billings

folder 2-4

Hyde, George, 1819-1890

folder 1-29

Jones, Elbert P., 1814 ?-1852

folder 24

Journal of Commerce

folder 10

Kemble, Edward Cleveland, 1828-1886

folder 11

Kyburz, Samuel E.

folder 4-5, 8-9

Leavenworth, Thaddeus Minor

folder 3-8, 10

Leidesdorff, William Alexander, 1810-1848

folder 16

Lippett, McAllister & Turk

folder 15, 29

McAllister, Hall, 1826-1888

folder 12

McCoon, Perry, d. 1851

folder 3, 5, 7

McDonald & Buchanan

folder 2

McKinstry, George, 1810-1890

folder 1-3, 5, 7-10, 15

Mellus & Howard

folder 9, 13

Nye, Gorham H., 1802-1878

folder 16-19, 25

Pacific News

folder 1, 13

Packard, Albert

folder 15-16, 19

Palmer, Cook & Co.

folder 2-4, 6-8, 11, 29

Parker, Robert A., 1820-1865

folder 12

Parker House

folder 5-6

Paty, John, 1807-1868

folder 17

Peachy & Billings

folder 2

Pell, E. Ward

folder 3, 5-6

Pettet, William

folder 17

Poett, J. Henry

folder 11-12

Post, George B., d. 1861

folder 11

Price, Rodman, McCamley, 1816-1894

folder 1-2

Richardson, William Antonio, 1796-1856

folder 4-5, 9, 29

Ross, Charles L.

folder 9, 11, 13-16

Ross, Benton & Co.

folder 23

San Francisco Herald

folder 3-4

Semple, Robert Baylor, 1808-1854

folder 3, 5-6

Shelly & Norris

folder 1-6

Sherman, Richard Mitchell, 1813-1901

folder 9, 11, 14

Sherman & Ruckel

folder 2-3

Sherrebeck, Peter

folder 1

Simmons, Bezer, 1810-1850

folder 12

Simmons, Hutchinson & Co.

folder 1

Skinner Eugene F., 1809-1864

folder 5, 10-11

Stark, Daniel

folder 24

Stevenson, Jonathan Drake, 1800-1894

folder 17, 19, 23, 25-26

Stevenson & Parker

folder 2, 4, 8

Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880

folder 13-15

Thompson, Alpheus Basil, 1795-1869

folder 9

Townsend, Alfred A.

folder 1-3

Vioget, Jean Jacques, 1799-1855

folder 2-3, 5, 7-8

Ward & Smith

folder 11

Wright & Owen

Box 2

Contracts, leases and other papers relating to the Portsmouth House, Oct. 1846-Sept. 1848. 12 items. Mainly copies, arranged chronologically.

 

Propositions and contracts for improvements (primarily building houses and filling water lots) made to town lots belonging to E. P. Jones, Jan. 1849-Nov. 1850. 14 items, arranged chronologically.

 

Papers relating to the San Francisco Town Council

 

Petitions, proposals and other papers submitted to the Council, 1847-1848. Include requests for appointments as constable, sheriff and watchman; petitions requesting public printing jobs; requests for deeds to town lots; petitions for filling the lagoon; proposals for surveying the city; proposals and agreements for building wharves; reports of lots sold at auction; proposals to grade streets, etc. 53 items, arranged chronologically, with undated material at the end.

Additional Note

The following are of special note: petition of Samuel Brannan and Edward C. Kemble for a public printing job, Oct. 2, 1847; six proposals to build a school house by Foster & Spencer. A. D. W. Hatler & William H. Eddy, William Hood, John Joyce, John Sirrine, and Daniel Stark, Oct. 11, 1847; report of the committee appointed to determine the site for a public wharf, Oct. 11, 1847; four proposals by Jasper O'Farrell for surveying San Francisco, Nov. 4, 1847; letter from Gov. Mason refusing request to remove Alcalde Hyde, Mar. 25, 1848; protest by William A. Leidesdorff against further construction of the Broadway Wharf (with report of surveyor Walter Herron to support protest), Apr. 3, 1848; protest by William D. M. Howard against further extension of the Broadway Wharf, Apr. 3, 1848; protest by William S. Clark against Treasurer Leidesdorff for failure to make a statement of funds, Apr. 4, 1848; report by R. A. Parker on his investigation of Leidesdorff's accounts, Apr. 5, 1848.
 

Proceedings of Council Meetings

Additional Note

Minutes, resolutions and ordinances, Sept. 1847-Apr. 1848, covering such matters as taxes, construction of wharves, sale of town lots, filling the lagoon, business licenses, gambling, street improvement, election of school trustees, collection of debts, investigation of accounts of Treasurer William A. Leidesdorff. 24 items, arranged chronologically, with undated material at the end.
 

Miscellaneous papers relating to San Francisco.

Physical Description: 8 items.
 

1847, Mar. 6 - contract (copy) for survey of town by Jasper O'Farrell

 

1847, July 19 - article of agreement by W. A. Leidesdorff to release a water lot to the town

 

1847, Aug. 20 - article of agreement by Henry Mellus and W. D. M. Howard to release a lot to the town

 

1848, Nov. 15 - certified copies (in Spanish) of documents concerning title to property of W. A. Leidesdorff

 

1849, June 4 - statement relating to town lot of A. B. Thompson signed by W. D. M. Howard, Nathan Spear and others

 

1849, Oct. - agreement by Mellus & Howard to convey title to a Lot to the town for opening a new street

 

n.d. - petition to Gov. Mason from citizens of San Francisco for the removal of Alcalde Hyde. Signed by E. P. Jones, William H. Davis and others.

 

n.d. - assessment list (copy) for flagging four feet, south side of 27th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues

 

Powers of attorney granted to E. P. Jones by the following:

 

Cordua, Theodor, Jan. 21, 1847

 

Kittleman, Thomas, n.d.

 

McCleery, James, Nov. 3, 1846

 

Nye, Gorham H., Nov. 19, 1848

 

Packard, Albert and Dedmund, Joel P., Nov. 6, 1846

 

Stevenson, Jonathan D. and Parker, William C., Aug. 8, 1850

 

Thompson, Alpheus Basil, n.d.

 

Bonds given to town of San Francisco to guarantee payment for town lots, 1847.

Physical Description: 6 items.

Additional Note

Signed by E. P. Jones, W. A. Leidesdorff, W. D. M. Howard and Robert A. Parker.
Box 2 and oversize portfolio

Petitions for and title deeds to town lots, transfer deeds, etc.

Additional Note

Arranged chronologically, Nov. 1846-Jan. 1851. Petitions from Jones and others (including James McCleery, John Allen, Hugh Reid, James Handwich, Keoni Pulani, Asa Stevens, Sarah Kittleman, and Jacob D. Hoppe) with related title deeds (most of these are in the oversize portfolio); transfer deeds to Jones from most of the aforementioned; deeds to Jones from William A. Leidesdorff, Nathan Spear, E. T. Bale, Maria Soberanes Bale, Henry Mellus, William D. M. Howard, G. H. Nye, Louis Gosse, Manuel Octave Espie, Jonathan D. Stevenson, Hilarè Alphonse D'la fenaux, Camilo Soruco and others; deeds to which Jones was not a party involving William S. Leidesdorff, T. M. Leavensorth. Grove C. McMickle, James A. McDougal, Cornelius J. Eaton, William H. Gray, and William C. Parker.
Box 2

Miscellaneous papers of E. P. Jones

 

Miscellaneous contracts and agreements, passport (in oversize portfolio), will, etc. 19 items, arranged chronologically, 1846-1851.