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Finding aid of the Charles P. Kimball Papers, 1876-1908 C058897
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  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Donor
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Existence and Location of Originals note

  • Title: Kimball, Charles P. Papers, 1876-1908
    Identifier/Call Number: C058897
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: English
    Container: B001394
    Container: C058897
    Physical Description: 1.0 folder (1 letter, 1 document, 11 receipts)
    Date (inclusive): 1876-1908
    Abstract: This collection contains material both from and related to Charles P. Kimball. Correspondence, receipts and a memorial are included.
    creator: Hibernia Bank.
    creator: Society of California Pioneers.
    creator: Spring Valley Water Company (San Francisco, Calif.).

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on access.

    Related Archival Materials note

    C001655 - Charles Kimball certificate of membership in Committee of Vigilance, no. 1021. C004543 - Rebecca Kimball Scrapbook. C005453 - Kimball ledger from 1851. C005454 - Kimball ledger from 1858. C005456 - Kimball real estate ledger. C058060 - Charles Kimball Correspondence. C058611 - Rebecca Kimball Scrapbook vol. 1. C058612 - Rebecca Kimball Scrapbook vol. 2. C058640 - Rebecca Kimball Scrapbook. C058647 - Rebecca Kimball Scrapbook. C058684 - Charles P. Kimball Papers, 1840-1920. C058703 - Rebecca Kimball Scrapbook. C058764 - Charles Kimball Diary vol. 1 (01/1839-12/1842). C058765 - Charles Kimball Diary vol. 2 (12/1844-08/1845). C058766 - Charles Kimball Diary vol. 3. C058767 - Charles Kimball Diary vol. 4 (06/1846-01/1848). C058898 - Rebecca Kimball Papers. C005384 - Original 1850 edition of San Francisco City Directory, signed by Charles Kimball. Charles Kimball BIO FILE.

    Preferred Citation note

    Charles Kimball Papers, 1876-1908. The Society of California Pioneers.


    Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Charles P. Kimball was born 07/11/1821 in Bangor, Maine. His journey to California took place aboard the “Boston” and arrived in San Francisco 07/06/1849. In San Francisco he ran a ship “The Noisy Carrier Publishing Hall”, located on the Long Wharf in San Francisco, which had the largest variety of out of town papers in the city. He became a member of the Vigilance Committee, The Society of California Pioneers, the Mechanics' Institute, and Yerba Buena Lodge, No. 15, I.O.O.F.. He was also the owner of "The Noisy Carrier Book and Stationery Co." He was the publisher of the first San Francisco Directory in 1850.

    Scope and Contents note

    This collection contains material both from and related to Charles P. Kimball. Correspondence, receipts and a memorial are included.
    Container List: 1 letter dated 01/28/1896 from the Savings and Loan Society to Charles Kimball; 1 release of mortgage (mortgage paid in full) from the Hibernia Saving and Loan Society dated 11/28/1876 to Charles Kimball; 11 receipts from the Spring Valley Water Company for 2920 Howard St. residence from 1903, 1907-1908; 1 one-page handwritten letter from Charles Kimball dated 08/13/1891 (MISSING as of 05/02/2014); 1 seven-page bound obituary of Charles Kimball prepared by the Society of California Pioneers.

    Existence and Location of Originals note

    Society of California Pioneers, 300 Fourth Street, San Francisco CA 94107.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Kimball, Charles P. (Charles Proctor), 1821-1894
    Receipts (financial records).
    San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)--History