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Abstract of title and certificate of search for… a subdivision of Block number 61 in the Mission Addition
SFH 315  
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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: Abstract of title and certificate of search for… a subdivision of Block number 61 in the Mission Addition
    Dates: 1885
    Collection Number: SFH 315
    Creator/Collector: Simpson & Millar (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Extent: 1 volume
    Repository: San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center
    San Francisco, California 94102
    Abstract: Title abstract for lot on south-west corner of 18th and Howard Streets, San Francisco
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    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

    Abstract of title and certificate of search for… a subdivision of Block number 61 in the Mission Addition . San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center

    Biography/Administrative History

    Thomas B. Simpson and John E. Millar were two clerks originally employed by Charles Van Megen Gillespie, who arrived in San Francisco in 1848 and was a pioneering searcher of records. Simpson and Millar formed their own firm about 1883. Robert G. Perkins was a pioneer of 1849, at one time a large property owner in the Mission district in San Francisco. Perkins and his wife Elizabeth divorced late in 1860, and a court case relates to their property, Perkins v. Center 12 Pacific States Reports 713 (1868). Edmund Green was born in Pennsylvania, came to California in 1849, managed mining companies in this state, and settled in Oakland.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This abstract of title was begun for Edmund Green by C. V. Gillespie, Examiner of Deeds, and includes 405 pages. The earliest instrument is the Robert G. Perkins pre-emption notice dated February 23, 1854; the abstract is continued by Simpson and Millar on pages 391-405, and the latest instrument is a tabulation of Taxes, assessed to Edmund Green, dated September 7, 1885. A map is found on page 3.

    Indexing Terms

    Real property—California—San Francisco
    Land titles—California—San Francisco
    Abstracts of title—California—San Francisco—19th century
    Land tenure—California—San Francisco
    Land grants—California—San Francisco
    Perkins, Robert G., d. 1886
    Green, Edmund, d. 1899
    Gillespie, C. V., d. 1889
    San Francisco (Calif.) –History—19th century.
    San Francisco (Calif.)—History—Sources.
    Mission District (San Francisco, Calif.)—History.