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Guide to the Maunsell-White Family Papers
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This collections contains materials pertaining to Maunsell White Sr. and his family up until 1888. Contents include business letters and records, personal letters, photographs, miscellaous legal documents, and Civil War memorabilia. Highlights include a handwritten note and hair from Confederate President Jefferson Davis and handwritten letters from United States Presidents Zachery Taylor and Andrew Jackson.
The Maunsell-White family can be traced back to the era of Oliver Cromwell in Ireland in the seventeenth century. Mausell White Sr. was born near Clonwell, Tipperary county, about 1776. His mother and father died when he was quite young and left for the United States shortly after.
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please email sutro@library.ca.gov.
The collection is open for research. Please page materials three business days in advance of your visit by email: sutro@library.ca.gov