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Chipman-Dwinelle Papers
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
2.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 5 volumes, 2 folders)
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.