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Placer County Land Deed
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis Library, Dept. of Special Collections
    Title: Placer County Land Deed
    Identifier/Call Number: MC320
    Physical Description: 1 item Folds with some separations, archival tape repair. 17 x 10.5 inches
    Date: 1858
    Abstract: Land deed for the sale of 1/3 of the lands in Placer County about one mile north of Auburn.
    Physical Location: Researchers should contact Archives and Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.

    Scope and Contents

    Land deed for the sale of 1/3 of the lands in Placer County about one mile north of Auburn "known as the George Stephens Milk Ranch" to Minerva C. Cole from W. B. Cutting. Dated May 12th, 1858. Signed by Cutting and E. W. Hillyer, Notary Public. The ranch was built by George Stephens who built a billiard saloon and theater in Auburn in 1855 and the American Hotel in 1856. Hillyer served in the Civil War for the 4th California Volunteer Infantry. He moved to Carson City and served as prosecuting attorney in Storey County before being appointed US District Judge for Nevada. [Description provided by William Allison Books]


    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Liz Phillips created this finding aid with information supplied by William Allison Books.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from William Allison Books, 2021.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Placer County Land Deed, MC320, Archives and Special Collections, UC Davis Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Placer County (Calif.) -- History
    Land use -- California -- Placer County
    Michael and Margaret B. Harrison Western Research Center