Finding aid of the John H. Lick Diary C058689

Finding aid prepared by C. Miller
Society of California Pioneers
300 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107-1272
(415) 959-1849
July 21, 2011

Title: Lick, John H. Diary
Identifier/Call Number: C058689
Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
Language of Material: English
Container: B001619
Container: C058689
Physical Description: 1.0 folder (1 item)
Date: 1856
Abstract: Diary of daily activities and weather, January 22, 1856 – September 12, 1856.
creator: Lick, John H.

Biographical/Historical note

John Henry Lick was born 06/30/1818 in Fredricksburg, Pennsylvania. The son of Pioneer James Lick, he arrived in California 06/16/1855 aboard the vessel "John L. Stephen." He spent many years as a notary public in San Francisco and in the Nevada territory. He died 10/22/1891 in Lickdale, Pennsylvania.

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research

Existence and Location of Originals note

The Society of California Pioneers, 300 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107

Scope and Contents note

Diary of daily activities and weather, 01/22/1856 – 09/12/1856. It includes first hand information about the San Francisco earthquake of Feb. 15, 1856.

Conditions Governing Use note

There are no restrictions on access

Preferred Citation note

John H. Lick Diary. The Society of California Pioneers.


Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

San Francisco (Calif.)