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Thomas V. Johnson Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Thomas V. Johnson papers
    Dates: 1851-1919
    Collection number: MS 281
    Creator: Johnson, Thomas V. (Thomas Varley), 1851-1919
    Collection Size: 1 document box
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: This small collection includes family correspondence and business papers.
    Physical location: Stored in Special Collection & Archives: advance notice required for access to this material.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Thomas V. Johnson papers. MS 281. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Wendell Hammon.


    Thomas V. Johnson was born in England circa 1822. He arrived in Santa Cruz, California with his son Charles W. and daughter Evalena in the late 1860s. He was the tavern keeper at the San Lorenzo Saloon on Pacific Avenue, later the Grand Central Saloon. As the 9th owner of the Carmelita Cottages property on Beach Hill, he was the first to built structures on the site. He married Mary Anne Hutchinson from Monasterevin, Ireland on May 6, 1873 in Santa Cruz. He retired circa 1896, died January 2, 1903, and is buried at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Santa Cruz, CA.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection includes the business papers and personal correspondence of Thomas V. Johnson, proprietor of the San Lorenzo Saloon (aka Grand Central Saloon) and builder of the Carmelita Cottages, located in Santa Cruz, CA.


    Two folders of correspondence and nine folders of business papers arranged chronologically by date.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Johnson, Thomas V.
    Santa Cruz County -- (Calif.) History, Local