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Chipman-Dwinelle Papers
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A collection of material related to the defense of titles in the Encinal San Antonio-Alameda City land transactions and early California settlers William W. Chipman and John W. Dwinelle.
William Worthington Chipman was an attorney who laid out the city of Alameda, California, with his partner Gideon Aughinbaugh. They had first subleased the land and in 1851 purchased the entire Rancho Encinal San Antonio from its original owner, Luis María Peralta. Following the death of William W. Chipman, his widow, Caroline E. Chipman, married John Whipple Dwinelle (1816-1881), a San Francisco lawyer and historian, who practiced law in San Francisco for thirty years. Dwinelle lived in Oakland and represented Alameda County in the state assembly.
2.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 5 volumes, 2 folders)
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