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Stephen Justet letter, San Francisco
SFH 188  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Stephen Justet letter, San Francisco
    Dates: February 20, 1900
    Collection Number: SFH 188
    Creator/Collector: Justet, Stephen
    Extent: 2 folders
    Repository: San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center
    San Francisco, California 94102
    Abstract: Letter from a San Francisco deaf-mute to unknown recipient, seeking a position.
    Language of Material: English


    The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

    Preferred Citation

    Stephen Justet letter, San Francisco . San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center

    Biography/Administrative History

    Born in Italy, Etienne Justet came to America and was naturalized in San Francisco in 1894. He worked as a wood engraver here, and from 1905 as a photo-engraver, using the name Stephen until 1904 and using Etienne thereafter.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    One folder includes letter from Justet, a wood-engraver working at 436 Montgomery St., seeking employment at a time in which his craft is disappearing. One folder includes transcript of letter.

    Indexing Terms

    Wood engravers--California--San Francisco
    Deaf--California--San Francisco
    Italian Americans--California--San Francisco
    San Francisco (Calif.)--Social conditions--19th century.