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Lowden (William Spencer) Papers
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Description
A collection of business and personal papers related to the lives and work of William Spencer Lowden and his son Henry L. Lowden, California businessmen.
Background
William Spencer Lowden (1830-1912) was born in Windsor, Massachusetts and came to Sacramento, California by wagon train in 1849. He moved to Weaverville, California, in 1850, where he engaged in mining. Following work as a trader, contractor, surveyor, and express rider, he settled in Grass Valley, California. In 1857 he founded the Weaverville and Shasta Wagon Road Company. Lowden's son, Henry L. Lowden (1857-1935) worked with his father in a surveying company for many years and served, at one time, as U.S. Deputy County Surveyor.
Extent
19 Linear Feet (8 boxes and 94 volumes)
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.