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Finding Aid of the John White Geary Papers C057972
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  • Existence and Location of Originals note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Donor
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Conditions Governing Access note

  • Title: Geary, John White Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: C057972
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 folder (1 document, 1 photocopy)
    Date (inclusive): 1850-1867
    Abstract: Photocopy of a handwritten letter on Pennsylvania Executive Chamber Stationery from Governor John White Geary to O.R. Sutton. Forwards a commission for Wm. Huefner as Commissioner of Deeds for Pennsylvannia. Mentions his election as an honorary member of the Society of California Pioneers and a letter he wrote to Louis Sull about his experiences in Gold Rush San Francisco. The torn bottom of a page from an original document that contains the signature "Jn. W Geary, First Alcade and Judge of San Francisco". The bottom of the document, above the signature, reads as follows: "...Judge of the said Court the 30th day of March 1850."

    Existence and Location of Originals note

    The Society of California Pioneers, 101 Montgomery Street, 150 Suite, Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 94129.

    Biographical/Historical note

    John White Geary (December 30, 1819 – February 8, 1873) was an American lawyer, politician, Freemason, and a Union general in the American Civil War. He was the final alcalde and first mayor of San Francisco, a governor of the Kansas Territory, and the 16th governor of Pennsylvania. He was born Dec 30, 1819, Mt Pleasant, NY and died Feb 8, 1873, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He arrived San Francisco on April 1849 aboard the Steamer "Oregon". His wife was Margaret Ann Logan Geary, and they had a son, Edward Geary.

    Donor

    Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

    Preferred Citation note

    John W. Geary, Papers, The Society of California Pioneers

    Conditions Governing Use note

    there are no restrictions on use

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection open for research

    Copy of handwritten letter on Pennsylvania Executive Chamber Stationery from Governor John White Geary to O.R. Sutton. Forwards a commission for Wm. Huefner as Commissioner of Deeds for Pennsylvannia. Mentions his election as an honorary member of the Society of California Pioneers and a letter he wrote to Louis Sull about his experiences in Gold Rush San Francisco.
    The torn bottom of a page that contains the original signature of Jn. W Geary, First Alcade and Judge of San Francisco, dated May 30, 1850.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Casey, Gerald W.
    Geary, John White, 1819 - 1873
    Deeds
    Pennsylvania