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Guide to the Joseph Mannasse Papers MS 30
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Series I: Business Papers

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Correspondence, 1858-1895 and undated

Includes:

Letters regarding mining activities, debts and payments, bankruptcy proceedings, and other business transactions. Some items in Spanish. Correspondents include Pedro Bovert (typed translation); Colonel Dun re: Dr. P.W. Randle and Lt. John D. Hunter; Placido Vega (in Spanish); Julius Eckman; Roundtree and McMillin; W.M. Pickham; Congreve Co.; I.M. Hellman; Mr. Ariola; M.H. Meyers; S. Lowenstein; R.A. Rodriguez (in Spanish); B.L. Machado; H.M. Smith; George Fleck (in German); Hannah Mannassee to Maxwell Silvas; W.W. Burgess, tax collector; Nat Chase; H.T. Christian; Charles G. Austin; and R.E. Doyle.
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Bills of Sale, 1866-1896

Includes:

Bills of sale to or from J.S. Mannasse for merchandise, building supplies, livestock, and other services. Buyers and sellers include M. Bernheun & Ehrensfort; Henry and Caroline Suverkrup; Alexander Sommerville; County Supervisor of Public Schools; J. Mattias; N. Overmire; P. Tomeney; Roderick McClellan; Robert Amna; Sam Brust; Theo Bolle; H.H. Moran (copy); John Roesner; John Berry; and Thomas M. Godfrey.
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LP Foster (Brig), 1869 January 22 – 1871 January 31

Includes:

Enrollment certificate for ship, insurance policies, and a ledger page.
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Promissory Notes To J.S. Mannasse & Co., 1858 June 14 – 1887 November 11

Includes:

Promissory notes from Juan Ariostomo Salgado; Moses Mannasse; G.W. Paul; Miguel Ybarra; Sacramento Valenguela; Jacob Goldman; Nicholas Meza; Juan Mendoza; Juan Jose Cruz; Andreas Medina; C. Montgomery; Edward Harms; B. Hornstein; Juan Rodriquez; Elijah Harris; John P. Chambers; Charles Reimbach to John Hosfield; Samuel C. Creisar; Albert B. Young and J.W.W. Escott; Pedro Paris; L.W. Leav; S. Casio; C.W. Eckert to Eugene Corrado; and A. Lambla.
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Promissory Notes and Receipts From J.S. Mannasse & Co., 1866-1896

Includes:

Promissory notes and receipts from Mannasse, primarily regarding payments of debts, purchase of a mule, promissory notes and loans, bank checks, mortgage payment, receipts for brand registration (# 812 and 813). Some items in Spanish.
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Deeds: J.S. Mannasse, 1854-1895

Includes:

Deeds to J.S. Mannasse from Sheriffs of San Diego; Trustees of San Diego; Oscar Palmer; Thomas Tigh; D.C. Reed; Henry Lampman; Reed & Hubbell; W.H. Carlson and Frank J. Higgins; Bryant Howard; Marcus Schiller; John Lauber; James Russell; George Holamn; Susan Niles; Metcalf, Hale, and Hitchcock; Theodore Metzenthin; F.E. North; B.F. Moody; Andrew Henshelwood; Alvina Whitworth, Lucy Barker and Martha Barker; Carrie and Joseph Theilan; T.J. Tate; and J.W. Kemp.
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Deeds: J.S. Mannasse, 1871 November 27 – 1895 January 5

Includes:

Deeds from J.S. Mannasse to Isaac Hartman and Louis Muller.
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Deeds: Mannasse & Schiller, 1858-1888

Includes:

Deeds to Mannasse & Schiller from George W. Sirrine; Juan Machado (copy); Martin Trimmer; Robert G. and Emily J. Mooney; S.W. Carigue; E.J. Smith; Henrietta Henck; Soloman Goldman; and a tax collector conveyance. Also includes deeds from Mannasse & Schiller to Luis Hauck and M. Peyser, and deeds for N.H. Conklin and the San Diego Land & Town Co.
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Legal Papers, 1869 November 22 – 1888 February 13

Includes:

Note of Isaac Lankershim and James Hill; agreement with Louis Rose re: Lankershim & Hill mortgage; Sheriff costs in several suits; testimony of Emilio Legaspy; judgment of W.J. Walken from J.S. Mannasse & Co. vs. Juan Rodriquez; and agreement between Mannasse and Schiller. Some papers in Spanish.
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Mortgage Papers, 1871-1897

Includes:

Paperwork for Bryant Howard; Adam Buck; California Mortgage Loan & Trust Co.; H.T. Christian; and Savings Bank of San Diego. Some papers in Spanish.
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Tax Returns and Receipts, 1854-1895

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Wharf Franchise, 1871 May 3 – 1871 July 1

Includes:

Survey of wharf purchases and petition to City, and indenture between City trustees and Mannasse & Schiller for wharf franchise.
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Miscellaneous Business Papers, 1860 December 17 – 1892 June 1

Includes:

Property description from Andres and Juana Maria Morena de Ybarra; a memo re: silver bars; certificate of ownership in Water Witch Quartz Lode; information about accounts and payments; traders license from James McCoy; certificates of sale from tax collector; documents in Spanish regarding Real del Castillo and Territorio de Baja; and a handwritten list of deeds.
 

Series II: Personal Papers

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Personal Papers, 1862 June 19 – 1873 December 26

Includes:

J.S. Mannasse county clerk appointments, divorce agreement between Hannah Schiller and Hyman Mannasse, and a state and county tax receipt for Moses Mannasse.