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Abstract of title and certificate of search as to all that lot of land commencing at a point on the Easterly line of Walter Street … being portion of Mission Block No. 100
SFH 545  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Abstract of title and certificate of search as to all that lot of land commencing at a point on the Easterly line of Walter Street … being portion of Mission Block No. 100
    Dates: 1905
    Collection Number: SFH 545
    Creator/Collector: City Abstract Company (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Extent: 1 folder
    Repository: San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center
    San Francisco, California 94102
    Abstract: Title abstract for lot on east side of Walter St. near 14th Street, San Francisco
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Abstract of title and certificate of search as to all that lot of land commencing at a point on the Easterly line of Walter Street … being portion of Mission Block No. 100 . San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center

    Acquisition Information

    Gift, 2018-74

    Biography/Administrative History

    City Abstract Company was formed in San Francisco in 1899. Jeremiah V. Hollinsead was born in Kentucky and, by 1852, had settled in San Francisco. John Nobili was an Italian Jesuit who came to California in 1849 and founded Santa Clara College at the Mission Santa Clara in 1851. Belgian Louis Joseph Fontaine became a priest in 1849. Father Flavian Fontaine arrived in San Francisco in October 1850 and was pastor at Mission Dolores until August 1853. In 1852 he opened a school slightly north of the Mission, on Walter St. between 14th St. and Duboce Ave. The school was later taken over by Santa Clara College. William C. Spiegel was a professional sign painter.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This is a typescript abstract of title for a parcel 25’ x 125’ on the east side of Walter Street, north of 14th Street, San Francisco. It was compiled for William C. and Rose Spiegel by City Abstract Company, Searchers of Records in 1905 and includes 77 pages. The earliest instrument is the Deed from Henry Lawson to J. V. Hollinsead dated July 25, 1850, and the abstract is dated April 12, 1905. Significant are the transactions between Hollinsead, Flavian Fontaine, John Nobili, S.J. and Santa Clara College, which document the short life of the Mission College property and buildings. A building contract between Spiegel and his contractor is included; a house was built on the property in 1904. The abstract’s binding has been removed, and no map was drawn for this abstract.

    Indexing Terms

    Real property—California—San Francisco
    Land titles—California—San Francisco
    Abstracts of title—California—San Francisco—19th century
    Land tenure—California—San Francisco
    Land grants—California—San Francisco
    Nobili, John
    Fontaine, Flavian, 1810-1854
    Spiegel, William C., d. 1913
    Lawson, Henry
    Hollinsead, Jeremiah V., d. 1874
    Santa Clara College (Calif.)
    Mission College (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Jesuits—California—San Francisco—History.
    San Francisco (Calif.)–History—19th century.
    San Francisco (Calif.)—History—Sources.
    Duboce Triangle (San Francisco, Calif.)—History.