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John C. Fremont correspondence with Trenor W. Park
SFH 162  
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Description
Fremont's letters to Park, manager of the Mariposa estate, sent from Bear Valley and San Francisco
Background
John C. Fremont acquired the extensive Mariposa grant in 1847, and gold was later found in the area. Fremont became wealthy, and beginning in September 1850 served for the short term as California’s first senator. In 1856 he ran for President on the new Republican ticket, was defeated, and returned to develop his Mariposa grant. Lawyer and financier Trenor W. Park managed Fremont’s estate, as well as some other properties in California, and had a one-eighth interest in the Mariposa. Park had been junior partner in the firm of Halleck, Peachy, Billings and Park, which chiefly dealt with land titles. Fremont would lose his Mariposa property in 1863 and suffer other financial losses.
Extent
2 folders
Restrictions
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.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.