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Guide to the Titus Hale Papers
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This collection contains four books of research done by Hale on the titles to property of Rancho San Andreas for his partition suit entitled Briody vs. Hale, 1877.
Titus Hale was born on February 2, 1834 in Missouri and arrived with his father and others in California on September 1, 1849. A month later they arrived at Lawson where his company separated. Titus and his father, Israel Foote Hale went onto Sacramento where Titus sold nuts and eventually pies, cakes as well. It was during this time he met F.A. Hihn of Santa Cruz who was peddling candy. Sacramento flooded during the winter of 1849-50 and the Hales took refuge on the brig "Toronto". But the flood used up their capital and he and his father moved onto Georgetown, eventually settling in Oregon Canyon. There Titus established a claim and was able to send $600 home to Missouri. After digging out that claim they worked their way around Gold Country, ending up in San Francisco for a few days in 1851 before returning to Missouri.
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Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
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