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Finding aid of the Samuel J. Alexander Correspondence, 1895-1902
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Chronology
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Samuel J. Alexander Correspondence, 1895-1902
    Dates: 1895-1902
    Collection Size: 1 folder 10 letters
    Repository: The Society of California Pioneers.
    San Francisco, California 94107-1272
    Abstract: Correspondence written or received by members of the Alexander Family. Correspondence spans the period 1895 to 1902 and concerns legal matters pertaining to property leases and the military service of a sibling, William A. Alexander.
    Physical location: Stored on-site at the Society of California Pioneers.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open by appointment for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with The Society of California Pioneers. All requests for permission to reproduce or publish must be submitted in writing to the Librarian.

    Preferred Citation

    Samuel J. Alexander Correspondence, 1895-1902. The Society of California Pioneers.


    1895/1902 Samuel J. Alexander Correspondence

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence written by members of the Alexander family (Samuel J. and Ida A.) to their lawyer, W.C. Burnett; and Burnett�s letters on the family�s behalf, regarding the legal status of William A. Alexander, who deserted from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1899, just after the peace treaty that ended the Spanish-American War. Collection also contains correspondence between Samuel J. (S.J.) Alexander and the family�s landlord, Dr. Alexander Warner, regarding disputes about their lease of Dr. Warner's property located in the Ocean View district of San Francisco. Additionally there is one piece correspondence from U.S. Congressman from California, Eugene F. Loud, to Alexander family attorney, W.C. Burnett, regarding the legal recourse available to Samuel and Ida's brother, William A., to gain a pardon for his desertion from the U.S. Marine Corps.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Alexander, Samuel J.
    Alexander, Ida A.
    Alexander, William A.
    Burnett, W.C.
    Loud, Eugene F.
    Warner, Dr. Alexander
    Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Desertions
    Real Property -- San Francisco Co. (Calif.)