Scope and Content
Title: Wellington C. Burnett papers
Collection Call Number: mssBurnett papers
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Abstract: Personal papers of Wellington C. Burnett and his wife, Jane.
Language of Material: The material is in English.
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[Identification of item], Wellington C. Burnett papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
The collection is made up of a purchase from the Argonaut Book Shop, January 1956, and from Laurence Lingle, August 1972.
Wellington C. Burnett (1828-1907) was born in Connecticut and joined the U.S. Army, serving in the Mexican War. He then attended
Harvard Law School and practiced law in Chicago. In 1852, Burnett came to California, where he served as state senator, settled
in San Francisco and practiced law, and was elected city and county attorney during 1870-1878.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of letters, documents, manuscripts, business papers, and maps related to Wellington C. Burnett (1828-1907),
his wife, Jane Cleveland Burnett, and the Burnett and Cleveland families. There are also materials about early California
and Burnett's involvement with veterans of the Mexican War. Also included is Burnett's journal containing an account of his
experiences during the Mexican War.
The collection is arranged in alphabetical order. The collection is housed in two boxes and has one journal.
Burnett, Wellington Cleveland, 1828-1907
Burnett, Jane Cleveland
Associated Veterans of the Mexican War
United States. Army -- History -- Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Sources
Lawyers -- California -- San Francisco -- Correspondence
Legislators -- California -- Correspondence
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Personal narratives, American
California -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
California -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Letters (correspondence) -- United States
Personal papers -- United States