David Hewes Family Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: David Hewes Family Papers
Dates: 1868-1973
Collection Number: MS 714
Creator/Collector: Hewes (Family: Hewes, David)
Extent: 1 folder
Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
Sacramento, California 95814
Abstract: Color photocopies made from a scrapbook in the possession of the San Francisco Bay Area branch of the David Hewes family.
Language of Material: English


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Preferred Citation

David Hewes Family Papers. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

Scope and Content of Collection

Includes: correspondence, Simmerone Leasing and Mining Company stock certificates, typescript of an essay by Robert O'Brien entitled "The Man Who Made San Francisco," documents concerning the award of a contract (1868-1869) to David Hewes for grading San Francisco's Polk Street, correspondence with the Hewes family regarding the gold spikes once in the possession of the Hewes famly, an invoice (May 4, 1869) to David Hewes for the finishing of two gold spikes, and articles about Oakland's Cameron-Stanford House, once occupied by the David Hewes Family.