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Wolter (Charles) Papers
mssHM 45506-40681  
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A collection of material related to the life and work of Charles Wolter, Californian ship captain and landowner.
Charles Wolter (1792-1856) a native of Germany, was a ship captain and pioneer California landowner; he sought his fortune in the coastal shipping trade off the coast of South America. Wolter had business interests in Lima, Peru, and Mazatlan, Mexico, before coming to Monterey, California, as master of the ship "Lenore" in 1833. In Monterey, he married Josefa Antonia Gomez (daughter of José Mariano Estrada and widow of Rafael Gomez). Wolter served as pilot for Commodore Stockton during the Mexican War, and he invested in property in the city of Monterey and in Rancho Lupyomi in partnership with the artist Edward Vischer. Harry Meiggs Wolter (1884-1940) was the grandson of Charles Wolter and a professional baseball player and coach for the Universities of Santa Clara and Stanford. In 1936, he took the United States Baseball team to Berlin to participate in the Olympic Games.
5 Linear Feet (4 boxes, 17 volumes)
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