This collection contains fifty eight letters, two official documents, and one newspaper
article, and mainly written by law enforcement officers from around the country to Henry H.
Ellis, San Francisco Chief of Police from 1873 to 1877. Includes one letter addressed to
Patrick Crowley, Chief of Police from 1868 to 1873,and one list giving the "Number &
character of Chinese arrests for the 3 months ending 30 Sept 1876."
Henry Hiram Ellis came to California in 1849 from Maine, was a gold miner and captain of
several vessels before coming to San Francisco as policeman in 1855. He worked his way up in
the Police Force and was elected chief of Police in 1875.
0.25 Linear Feet
1 half document box (61 items)
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