Francis Clark Papers: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Katie Richardson, January 29, 2010.
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Francis Clark Papers
Dates (inclusive): 1856-1859
Collection Number: mssHM17382-17425
Creator: Clark, Francis.
Extent: 57 items in 1 box
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2129
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This collection consists of letters, an account book, and a few documents related to the business activities of Francis Clark, a partner in the firm of Brooks, Clark, and Company, dating from 1856 to 1859. The materials chiefly with his interests in gold mining, property, and finance in Placer and El Dorado Counties, California.
Language: English.

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Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Francis Clark Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

Purchased from Edwin Grabhorn, January 1945.

Biographical Note

Francis Clark was a resident of Folsom, California, in the 1850s. He engaged in businesses related to gold mining and was a partner in the firm of Brooks, Clark and Company and in the American River Water and Mining Company.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters and a few documents related to the business activities of Francis Clark (active 1850s). They deal chiefly with his interests in gold mining, property, and finance in Placer and El Dorado Counties, California. A number of letters are from his partner in the firm of Brooks, Clark, and Company.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Subjects

Clark, Francis.
American River Water and Mining Company.
Brooks, Clark and Company.
Gold mines and mining -- California, Northern.
Real property -- California, Northern.
California -- Gold discoveries -- Personal narratives.
California, Northern -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Mines and mineral resources -- California -- El Dorado County.
Mines and mineral resources -- California -- Placer County.

Forms/Genres

Letters (correspondence) -- California, Northern -- 19th century.


Collection Contents

Box 1

mssHM 17382-17425

 

1856-1857. Clark, Francis. Account book with Charles T H Palmer, banker. 1 item. HM 17399. 

 

1857, June 3. Clark, Francis, and others. List of subscriptions made to purchase a building for a public house. 2 items. HM 17400.

 

1858, Jan. 4. Brooks, Clark & Co. letter to George B. Humphries. HM 17395.

 

1858, Apr. 1. Andrews, John L. Affidavit concerning unsuccessful attempts to obtain the signature of B. F. Wilkins on a deed to property in Placer County. 1 item. HM 17382.

 

1858, Apr. 1. Clark, William. Affidavit concerning unsuccessful attempts to obtain the signature of B.F. Wilkins on a deed to property in Placer County, Calif. 1 item. HM 17403.

 

1858, Sep. 3. Saunders, Ira R. to Lucinda Smart: receipted bill sundries. 1 item. HM 17425. 

 

1858, Oct. 9. Hubbard and Allen (firm) letter to E. L. Porter. HM 17409.

 

1858, Oct. 14. McKune, John H. letter to Francis Clark. HM 17413.

 

1858, Oct. 18. Moss, R.R. letter to Francis Clark and John B. Craig. HM 17415. 

 

1858, Oct. 20. Hollisten, D. letter to Francis Clark. HM 17405.

 

1858, Nov. 12. Clark, Francis letter to Lucien Bonaparte Brooks. HM 17402. 

 

1858, Dec. 3. Kinsey, Alexander G. letter to Francis Clark. HM 17412.

 

1858, Dec. 20. Keeley, Daniel letter to Francis Clark. HM 17411.

 

1858, Dec. 31. Brooks, Lucien Bonaparte letter to Francis Clark. HM 17384. 

 

1858. Clark, Francis. Subscription account for Folsom Institute. 1 item. HM 17401. 

 

1859, Jan. 4. Beach, David Seymour letter to Francis Clark. HM 17383.

 

1859, Jan. 7. Porter, E.L. letter to Francis Clark. HM 17418. 

 

1859, Jan. 15. Hubbard, Levi letter to Francis Clark. HM 17406.

 

1859, Jan. 19. Hubbard and Allen (firm) letter to E.L. Porter. HM 17410. 

 

1859, Jan. 20. Porter, E.L. letter to Francis Clark. HM 17419.

 

1859, Jan. 28. Hubbard and Allen (firm) letter to Francis Clark. HM 17408. 

 

1859, Jan. 29. Porter, E.L. letter to Francis Clark. HM 17420.

 

1859, Feb. 12. Hubbard, Levi letter to Francis Clark. HM 17407.

 

1859, Feb. 23. Brooks, Clark and Co. letter to William J. Lewis. HM 17396.

 

1859, Mar. 2. Moss, R.R. letter to Francis Clark. HM 17416.

 

1859, Mar. Brooks, Clark and Co. letter to William J. Lewis. HM 17397. 

 

1859, Apr. 26. Parkitt, J.H. letter to Lucien Bonaparte Brooks. HM 17417. 

 

1859, Apr. 28. Brooks, Lucien Bonaparte letter to Francis Clark. HM 17385. 

 

1859, May 20. Gardner, W. H. letter to Francis Clark. HM 17404.

 

1859, May. Brooks, Lucien Bonaparte 4 letters to Francis Clark. HM 17386-17389. 

 

1859, June 10. Rowland, George letter to Francis Clark. HM 17423.

 

1859, June 23. Rowland, George letter to Francis Clark. HM 17424. 

 

1859, June 29. Clark, C.H. letter to Francis Clark. HM 17398.

 

1859, July 1. Millen, S. letter to Francis Clark. HM 17414.

 

1859, July 7. Porter, E.L. letter to Francis Clark. HM 17421. 

 

1859, July 12. Porter, E.L. letter to Francis Clark. HM 17422.

 

1859, Aug. 3-Sep. 2. Brooks, Lucien Bonaparte 5 letters to Francis Clark. HM 17390-HM 17394.

 

12 envelopes [undated].