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Papers of Edward Fitzgerald Beale, American naval officer, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, and California rancher.
Edward Fitzgerald Beale (1822-1893) was a naval officer in California during the Mexican War, Superintendent of Indian Affairs for California, organizer of the U.S. Camel Corps, and brigadier-general in the California state militia. Beale was also an explorer for wagon roads and railroads in the U.S. West, owner of Rancho El Tejón (Kern County, California) and Decatur House (Washington, D.C.), and served as U.S. Ambassador to Austria-Hungary.
1.66 Linear Feet (3 boxes, plus one wooden box)
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