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San Francisco Chief of Police Department correspondence
MS.141  
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Description
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."
Background
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.
Extent
0.25 Linear Feet 1 half document box (61 items)
Restrictions
Copyright for the items in this collection is owned by the creators and their heirs. Reproduction or distribution of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the copyright owner. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether a use is fair use, and to obtain any necessary permissions. For more information see UCSC Special Collections and Archives policy on Reproduction and Use.
Availability
Collection open for research.