Correspondence and other papers relating to White's career as lawyer, Los Angeles district attorney, state senator, and U.S.
Senator. Subjects covered include: estate litigation, water rights, incorporations, mortgages, property rights, local and
California politics, patronage, tariffs, annexation, pensions, appeals for clemency, Chinese immigration, free silver question,
Indian rights, discrimination against Catholics, the rights of Black Americanss, and the Itata incident.
Stephen Mallory White was born January 19, 1853 in San Francisco, California. He was a lawyer, district attorney for Los Angeles,
California State Senator (1886-1890), acting Lieutenant Governor of California (1888-1890), and U.S. Senator (1893-1899).
He died in Los Angeles, California, February 21, 1901.