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William Wilcox letter: San Francisco, California, to Mary, East Hartford, Connecticut
SFH 610  
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Description
Letter from a 19th century ship’s captain to his wife
Background
William Wilcox was a native of East Hartford, Connecticut and worked as a ship's captain for his adult life. He married Mary Hills in 1849; they had at least three children, William G., Fanny, and Ella. Wilcox died March 4, 1862 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Extent
1 folder
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is open for research.